Case for Mars
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Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dreamthe 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" Marsa process that can alter the atmosphere of planets and pave the way for sustainable life.
From Publishers Weekly
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Changing the Course of History
This is one of the few books that may have changed the course of history. Its release the late 1990s made many people aware that the colonization Mars was a very real possibility. Zubrin's passionate arguments for a new approach to reaching and exploring the planet Mars caused thousands of serious space enthusiasts and even NASA to reconsider the priorities of the world's space programs. It prompted the founding of the Mars Society in 1998.
In time, I think that this book may rank with the Colliers Magazine articles in the 1950s by Wernher von Braun and others that explained to the general public how man would conquer space. The is a must read for any serious student of space exploration.
A very good book. Explains why humans MUST land and eventually colonize Mars.