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Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilizationby Robert Zubrin
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"Robert Zubrin is a true engineering genius like the heroic engineers of the past."
--Frederick Turner, American Enterprise
Using nuts-and-bolts engineering and a unique grasp of human history, Robert Zubrin takes us to the not-very-distant future, when our global society will branch out into the universe. From the current-day prospect of lunar bases and Mars settlements to the outer reaches of other galaxies, Zubrin delivers the most important and forward-looking work on space and the true possibilities of human exploration since Carl Sagan's Cosmos.
Sagan himself said of Zubrin's humans-to-Mars plan, "Bob Zubrin really, nearly alone, changed our thinking on this issue." With Entering Space, he takes us further, into the prospect of human expansion to the outer planets of our own solar system--and beyond.
Using nuts-and-bolts engineering and a unique grasp of human history, Zubrin takes readers to the not-very-distant future, when the global society will branch out into the universe. With the current-day prospect of lunar bases and Mars settlements, he delivers a forward-looking work on space and human exploration.
About the Author
Robert Zubrin is an internationally renowned astronautical engineer and the acclaimed author of The Case for Mars. NASA recently adapted his humans-to-Mars mission plan. A former senior engineer at Lockheed Martin, Zubrin is the founder of Pioneer Astronautics, a successful space exploration and development firm. He lives in Indian Hills, Colorado.
Table of Contents
Type I: Completing Global Civilization
Chapter One: On the Threshold of the Universe
Chapter Two: The Age of Dinosaurs
Chapter Three: The New Space Race
Chapter Four: Doing Business on Orbit
Type II: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization
Chapter Five: The View from the Moon
Chapter Six: Mars: The New World
Chapter Seven: Asteroids for Good and Evil
Chapter Eight: Settling the Outer Solar System
Type III: Entering Galactic Civilization
Chapter Nine: The Challenge of Interstellar Travel
Chapter Ten: Extraordinary Engineering
Chapter Eleven: Meeting ET
Chapter Twelve: North to the Stars
Appendix: Founding Declarations of the Mars Society
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