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Case for Mars

Case for Mars

Foreword by: Arthur C. Clarke / With: Richard Wagner
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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The Apollo 11 moon landing captured the attention and imagination of the nation 40 years ago. On the anniversary of the historic moon landing, you may find your imagination takes you out to the moon and further, into deep space. If so, here are...

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Robert Zubrin
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