Case for Mars
Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream—the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit.
Now with the advent of a revolutionary new plan, all this has changed. Leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin has crafted a daring new blueprint, Mars Direct, presented here with illustrations, photographs, and engaging anecdotes.
The Case for Mars is not a vision for the far future or one that will cost us impossible billions. It explains step-by-step how we can use present-day technology to send humans to Mars within ten years; actually produce fuel and oxygen on the planet's surface with Martian natural resources; how we can build bases and settlements; and how we can one day "terraform" Mars—a process that can alter the atmosphere of planets and pave the way for sustainable life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jzacsh - LibraryThing
Not a thrilling book I'd recommend to just anyone, exactly. But still a great book if you're interested in space, space agencies' complexities, how politics play a part, and you're not afraid of science words :P Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pjsullivan - LibraryThing
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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The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must
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