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The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must

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Since the beginning of human history, Mars has been an alluring dreamand#8212;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. But all that changed when leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin crafted a daring new blueprint, Mars Direct. When it was first published in 1996, andlt;Iandgt;The Case for Mars andlt;/Iandgt;became an instant classic, lauded widely for its game-changing perspective by those who would see the American space program rise to the challenge of Mars; Carl Sagan called Zubrin the man who, and#8220;nearly alone, changed our thinking on this issue.and#8221; Now, fifteen years later, Zubrin brings readers up to date in this revised and updated anniversary edition filled with spectacular illustrations, extraordinary photographs, and one-of-a-kind anecdotes. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Unlike the dead world of the Moon, the Martian landscape is filled with possibility, but humans must be able to survive there. In the grand tradition of successful explorers, Zubrin calls for a travel-light and live-off-the-land approach to Martian settlement. He explains how scientists can use present-day technology to send humans to Mars; produce fuel and oxygen on the planetand#8217;s surface with its own natural resources; build bases and settlements; and one day terraformand#8212;or alter the atmosphere of the planet in order to pave the way for sustainable life. As the landmark mission of the Mars Science Laboratory begins, Zubrin lays out a comprehensive plan to build life on a new world.

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Here is the completely revised and updated version of Robert Zubrin's prescient classic on the exploration and settlement of Mars,

About the Author

Robert Zubrinandlt;/bandgt;, 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:
9781451608113
Author:
Zubrin, Robert
Publisher:
Free Press
Author:
Wagner, Richard
Author:
Clarke, Arthur C.
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Robert Zubrin; Mars; Life on Mars; Red Planet; National Space Society; Mars Science Laboratory
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16pg bandw insert with approx 20 illos t
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

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