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The Case for Mars

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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.

Synopsis:

Dr. Robert Zubrin's innovative blueprint for reaching Mars, now updated to include the Mars meteorite discoveries of 1996, is brought to life in fascinating descriptions of how we can use present-day technology to send people to Mars within ten years, produce fuel and oxygen using the planet's natural resource, and more. 16. pp of photos.

About the Author

Robert Zubrin, formerly a senior engineer at Lockheed Martin, is the founder of Pioneer Astronautics, a space-exploration research and development firm. Currently chairman of the executive committee of the National Space Society, Dr. Zubrin lives with his family in Indian Hills, Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684835501
Author:
Zubrin, Robert
Author:
Wagner, Richard
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Australia & Oceania
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Mars (planet)
Subject:
Space colonies
Subject:
Space flight to mars
Subject:
Mars
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
General Current Events
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
November 1997
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 12.67 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Dr. Robert Zubrin's innovative blueprint for reaching Mars, now updated to include the Mars meteorite discoveries of 1996, is brought to life in fascinating descriptions of how we can use present-day technology to send people to Mars within ten years, produce fuel and oxygen using the planet's natural resource, and more. 16. pp of photos.
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