Mission To Mars: My Vision For Space Exploration

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Mission To Mars: My Vision For Space Exploration

by Buzz Aldrin, Leonard David

National Geographic Society | May 7, 2013 | Hardcover

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"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

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.3 × 6.2 × 0.95 in

Published: May 7, 2013

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1426210175

ISBN - 13: 9781426210174

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Mission To Mars: My Vision For Space Exploration

by Buzz Aldrin, Leonard David

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.3 × 6.2 × 0.95 in

Published: May 7, 2013

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1426210175

ISBN - 13: 9781426210174

About the Book

Legendary "space statesman" Aldrin speaks out as a vital advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as we know it.

From the Publisher

"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

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.

Editorial Reviews

"Colonizing space is essential for the long term survival of the human race, and Buzz Aldrin''s book shows us how."  —Stephen Hawking   "Buzz Aldrin has been as far from Earth as any human being, and now he''s leading the charge to go much farther, to our next epic destination: Mars."  —James Cameron   “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 “Buzz is one of the foremost forward thinkers of our time and this book will be essential reading for those who care about humanity’s future in space.”  —Richard Branson  “Although the lunar landing is decades behind him, Dr. Aldrin is just plain passionate about humankind’s exploration of space. An extraordinary pilot, scuba diver, moonwalker, and the first man to board a spacecraft on its way back to Earth, he advises us to keep going— farther and deeper into space. Page by page, this book makes you want to slide into your space suit and light your engines.” —Bill Nye, The Science Guy® “A masterful array of strategies for exploration by a true space expert and patriot.” — Michael Collins , astr
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