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"In this thoughtful, thorough and inspiring book...[Zubrin] systematically and convincingly destroys the conventional wisdom about Mars travel." Michael D. Lemonick Newsday
"One of the most provocative and hopeful documents I have read about the space program in 20 years. — The New York Times Book Review, Dennis Overbye
Posted July 1, 2007
If you are looking for a book to get a youth interested in science this is perfect. A blend of science, philosophy and engineering it was as much fun as the better juviniles I read from the golden age of science fiction. The most exciting thing is that everything that Mr Zubrin suggests is modern engineering. No new breakthru's are needed, we could be on Mars within a decade for only 13% of NASA's current budget. This book is also an example how one man can transform thinking on a subject. Highly recommended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 5, 2003
and already I'm hooked! Zurbin gives a straight up appraisal of the current lethargy at NASA, and our need as a nation to set a bold, new agenda of exploration and discovery. I love the science in this work! Zurbin lays out his MARS DIRECT plan in specific details. Why he isn't in charge of NASA is beyond me. Our age needs thinkers and dreamers like Zurbin. I can't wait to finish this book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 27, 2000
This is a great book. Earth is out of undiscovered frontiers, Mars is the next great land of opportunity! This book explains the colonization in DETAIL and how we could do it TODAY. This books really grabs your attention...I couldn't put it down, read the entire thing in a day. All I can say is 'BUY IT,' you won't be disappointed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 27, 2012
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