Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration

By Buzz Aldrin
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"


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"Colonising 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 "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 ""Mission to Mars" is pure Buzz: creative ideas flying off the pages, a big picture view of how to move forward, and a laser-like focus on why space exploration is key to humanity's future. Buzz Aldrin has been making major contributions to the U.S. space program for a half century, and his new book continues that tradition." --John M. Logsdon, founder of the Space Policy Institute and professor emeritus, The George Washington University "I've traveled to the North Pole with Buzz, and if I were to travel to Mars I can't think of a better person to plan the trip than he. Sign me up!" --Norm Augustine, Chairman, U.S. Human Spaceflight Review Committee "Buzz Aldrin's "Mission to Mars "presents a bold, inviting plan to colonize Mars. His call that the 'Earth isn't the only world for us anymore' isincontrovertible." --Roger D. Launius, Senior Curator, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum "No one's given more thought to Mars exploration than Buzz Aldrin-- a hero whose legacy as one of the first men on the moon may well be eclipsed by his contributions to engineering our future in space." --Elliot Holokauahi Pulham, CEO, The Space Foundation




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Publisher National Geographic Society
Publish date 05/07/2013
Pages 258
ISBN-13 9781426210174
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