The Case for Mars

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Simon & Schuster, Jan 25, 2011 - Science - 368 pages
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"Leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin has crafted a daring new blueprint, Mars Direct, that experts are hailing as the most visionary and pragmatic step toward expanding human activity in space since the Apollo Moon landings. Presented here with illustrations, photographs, and engaging anecdotes, Dr. Zubrin's plan will revive our hopes and dreams and convince us that other worlds can be reached - affordably and within our lifetime." "Unlike the dead world of the Moon, the Martian landscape abounds with ancient canyons, dried river beds, the remains of frozen polar oceans, and enormous ice caps. The possibilities for exploration and discovery are nearly limitless; but significant exploration of Mars can only occur on her surface, and in order to do that we must be able to survive there. In the great tradition of human exploration, Dr. Zubrin's plan calls for a travel-light and live-off-the-land approach.

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Humans will never settle on Mars. It will always be beyond the range of human habitability. The lesser gravity, the cosmic radiation, the dust storms, the climate, the thinness of the atmosphere, the ... Read full review

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I'm sold I'm saddened to say that in the 12 years since this book was published we are no further along to the vision set out here in these pages. We have turned our government into one which would ... Read full review

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