Mission To Mars: My Vision For Space Exploration by Buzz Aldrin
Item #: BOOK-ALDRIN-MARS
Mission To Mars: My Vision For Space Exploration by Buzz Aldrin and Leonard David Legendary "space statesman" Buzz Aldrin has a vision, and in this book he plots out the path he proposes, taking humans to Mars by 2035. 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. Sixty-six years after the Wright Brothers made history at Kitty Hawk, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the surface of the moon. From that pivotal moment on, Aldrin has advocated for continued and expanded space exploration. Now, he argues that 66 years after the Eagle landed at Tranquility Base, Americans should establish a presence on Mars. And not just for a single trip or a moment in history. In Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration, Aldrin calls for systematic investment to establish a cycle of transportation and sustained, permanent settlements on the Red Planet. The storied astronaut talks with NPR's Neal Conan about why a presence on Mars is worth the investment.
- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: National Geographic; First Edition edition (May 7, 2013)
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches