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

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.

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Ha scritto il 25/06/08
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The book deals with the idea of a manned flight to Mars. Convincing explanations on why, how and when reach the red planet are provided throughout the book. The final chapter

The book deals with the idea of a manned flight to Mars. Convincing explanations on why, how and when reach the red planet are provided throughout the book. The final chapter deals with the fascinating idea of terraforming Mars in a far future. An insight on NASA money-wasting management is also provided.

A riveting reading for people interested in space exploration and in technical details about astronautic development.

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