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Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization

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Publisher Comments:

"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.

Synopsis:

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

Acknowledgments

Introduction

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

Glossary

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585420360
Author:
Zubrin, Robert
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Outer space
Subject:
Space colonies
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Physics-Astrophysics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
106-275
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.98x6.20x.90 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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