A One Way Mission To Marsby Paul Davies, Dirk Schulze-Makuch
These twenty chapters written by the top scientists in the world and two
To boldly go where no human has gone before... A human mission to Mars will most likely be a one way journey into the unknown, and the first step to the human colonization of the cosmos. Why a one way mission? Who should go? What might they discover about the Red Planet, and themselves?
These twenty chapters written by the top scientists in the world and two astronauts who walked on the moon, and edited by famed cosmologist, Paul Davies, and astrobiologiest, Dirk Schulze-Makuch, provide a veritable road map to the Red Planet. What would it be like to be part of a long duration space mission to Mars? How might it feel to watch the receding Earth slowly growing smaller in the blackness of night?
Can humans have sex in space? Should women be part of the mission? Can babies be born on Mars? The answer is, yes; if we wish to colonize the cosmos. But a human mission to Mars would be incredibly expensive, how could the mission be funded? As detailed in the chapter Marketing Mars, by selling TV-broadcasting, advertising, sponsorship, merchandising, and naming rights to corporations who would pay billions for the privilege.
But who would want to boldly go, and why? Over 1,000 men and women have volunteered for a one way mission and many tell us why in their own words. But wouldn't this be a suicide mission? Could a colony be established? Could they grow their own food? How would they survive? The answers are provided by a veritable who's who of the top experts in the world. And what would it be like to live on Mars? What dangers would they face? Learn first hand, in the final, visionary chapter about about life in a Martian colony, and the adventures of a young woman, Aurora, who is born on Mars.
Exploration, discovery, and journeys into the unknown are part of the human spirit. Colonizing the cosmos is our destiny. The Greatest Adventure in the History of Humanity awaits us. Onward to Mars!
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