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978-0-684-83550-1 / 9780684835501

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

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Publisher:Free Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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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.

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