The Case for Mars
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The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must is a nonfiction science book by Robert Zubrin, first published in 1996. Richard Wagner worked as a supporting author. The book details Zubrin's Mars Direct plan to make the first human landing on Mars. The plan focuses on keeping costs down by making use of automated systems and available materials on Mars to manufacture the return journey's fuel in situ. The book also reveals possible colony designs and weighs the prospects for a colony's material self-sufficiency and for the terraforming of Mars. About the Author: Formerly a senior engineer at lockheed Marting, Robert Zubrin is the founder of Pioneer Astronautics, a space-exploration research and development firm. Currently chairman of the committee of the National Space Society, Dr. Zubrin lives with his family in Indian Hills, Colorado. Richard Wagner is the former editor of As Astra, the journal of the National Space Society. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
"This book shows how a flight to mars has progressed from fantasy to...a reality that can be achieved by us. Zubrin is showing us the way." Buzz Aldrin Shop at thespacestore.com and find out more.