Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration

Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration

by Buzz Aldrin, Leonard David
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Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration by Buzz Aldrin, Leonard David

“Any time an Apollo-era astronaut steps forward with ideas for our future in space, it’s time to stop what whatever we’re doing and pay attention. Buzz Aldrin, one of the first moonwalkers, has no shortage of these ideas. And in Mission to Mars he treats us to how, when, and why we should travel there.” —Neil deGrasse Tyson

Legendary "space statesman" Buzz Aldrin speaks out as a vital advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as we know it. As a pioneering astronaut who first set foot on the moon during mankind's first landing of Apollo 11—and as an aerospace engineer who designed an orbital rendezvous technique critical to future planetary landings—Aldrin has a vision, and in this book he plots out the path he proposes, taking humans to Mars by 2035.

Foreword by Andrew Aldrin
Chapter 1: The View from Air Force One
Chapter 2: Time for Decision-making
Chapter 3: Your Space: Building the Business Case
Chapter 4: Dreams of My Moon
Chapter 5: Voyage to Armageddon
Chapter 6: The March to Mars
Chapter 7: Homesteading the Red Planet
Chapter 8: The Clarion Call

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426210174
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 667,009
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

BUZZ ALDRIN, best known for his Apollo 11 moonwalk, holds a doctorate degree in astronautics and, at the age of 82, continues to wield influence as an international advocate of space science and planetary exploration. He has written three nonfiction books, two science fact/fiction novels, and two children's books. Co-author LEONARD DAVID is a veteran space journalist and winner of the 2010 National Space Club Press Award.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A visionary view of how to get to Mars with intermediate steps along the way from the astronaut who walked on the moon along with Neil Armstrong
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently bought this book by coincidence. I as looking for a good sci-fi book and came to this. Although this costs a lot of money, it's still worth it. It explains what and how the future of the arrival of humanity on Mars might be. In fact, I think this might not be sci-fi after all. I hope this was helpful. PS: the best part of this book is that it as written by Buzz Aldrin, the second person to step on the moon.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for anyone with an interest in space. Buzz has the Mission to Mars and colonization all mapped out and easy to believe.
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