Flight over Candor Chasmacanyons, dried river beds, the remains of frozen polar oceans, and enormous ice caps . The possibilities for exploration and discovery are nearly limitless but significant exploration of Mars can only occur on her surface, and in order to do that we must be able to survive there. In the great tradition of human exploration, Dr. Zubrin's plan call for a travel-light and live-off-the land approach. He explains step-by-step how we can use present-day technology to send humans to Mars within ten years; actually produce fuel and oxygen on the planet's surface with Martian natural resources; how we can build bases and settlements; and how we can one day, “terraform" Mars, a process that can alter the atmosphere of planets and pave the way for sustainable life. Under Dr. Zubrin ' program, a human mission is only the first step toward a day when research bases and eventual colonies can be developed on Mars' surface. Mars possesses enormous chemical and mineral resources, all of which can be put to use in pursuit of travel, exploration structures, and a variety of human activities on a planet that is neither as harsh nor as unreachable as we popularly believe. The Case For Mars is not a vision for the far future or one that will cost us impossible billions. It is a plan that can be put into action today if we are willing to rethink our traditional methods and costs. Zubrin maps out how the use of Martian resources, innovations, streamlined approaches, and a series of manageable government grants coupled with the efforts of private enterprise can make repeated humans-to-Mars missions possible.The USA were born in dreams of exploration, and so must it continue if we are to vault into our next chapter of history, Mars presents us with a new world of questions, hopes, and possibilities; and the stirring vision of The Case For Mars will take us directly to its threshold and beyond. Formerly a senior engineer at Lockheed Martin, ROBERT ZUBRIN is the founder of Pioneer Astronautics, a space-exploration research and development firm. President of the Mars Society, Dr. Zubrin is the author of more than one hundred articles on space propulsion and exploration and is widely regarded as the nation's leading theorist of Mars travel. He lives with his family in Indian Hills, Colorado. Richard Wagner is the former editor of Ad Astra, the journal of the National Space Society. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. The "Case for Mars" was first published in 1996 but, in 2011, Robert Zubrin fully updated and revised this first edition, to include the latest information about Mars exploration. You can buy "The Case for Mars" from www.amazon.com
Entering Space Creating a Spacefaring Civilization By Robert Zubrin
The author of the international bestseller “The Case for Mars” brings us to the brink of human exploration in this visionary yet practical blueprint of how we can settle new planets and reach new stars. Using nuts-and-bolts engineering and a unique grasp of human history, the man celebrated as the "Tom Paine of Space" brings us to the not-very distant future, when our global society will branch out to become a spacefaring one. From the current-day prospect of lunar bases and Mars settlements to the colonization of the galaxy, engineer and space visionary Robert Zubrin delivers the most important and forward-looking work on space and the true possibilities of human exploration since Carl Sagan's Cosmos. Sagan said of Zubrin's own humans-to-Mars plan, "Bob Zubrin really, nearly alone, changed our thinking on this issue." Now Zubrin takes us further, into the
In this interview (audio only) Robert Zubrin answers to questions related to the President Obama’s policy. By listening to it, you will understand why we should go to Mars and why this is possible now, using nowadays days technology, without waiting further. A passionate and very convincing plea! It is rather long (almost two hours) but worth every minute. Take your time and enjoy!
prospect of human expansion to the outer planets of our solar system and beyond. In Entering Space, Zubrin surveys: • How the race for new satellite-launch technology is giving birth to a more economical, reusable form of rocketry that will be able to carry more people into space more inexpensively than ever before. • How Mars represents humanity's next home, offering an ideal and compelling locale for the first colonization of space and a launching pad for deeper settlement and exploration. • How asteroids represent one of the greatest opportunities for mining and other forms of space commerce-but also pose a potential threat to life on our own planet. • How rocket planes, solar and magnetic sails, controlled fusion, and other technologies stand untapped as unique resources that will allow us to be more mobile and to reach farther into the stars than we have ever dreamed. • How humans will meet the challenges of terraforming other worlds, interstellar travel, and eventual contact with other intelligent species. These are just a few of the themes in a book already being celebrated as the manifesto of a new era in space travel and exploration. "After reading it," says bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson, "you have a clearer idea than before of where you stand in the universe." You can also buy "Entering Space" from Amazon.com
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Sebastian Gautsch's PhD Thesis Zubrin on the Space ShowSince the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream, the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, the planet where life may have once existed, but a planet thought to be impossible to reach and even more impossible to explore and inhabit. Now with the advent of a revolutionary new plan, all this has changed. Leading Space exploration authority, Robert Zubrin has crafted a daring new blueprint, Mars Direct, that expert are hailing as the most visionary and pragmatic step toward expanding human activity in space since the Apollo Moon landings. Presented here with illustrations, photographs, and engaging anecdotes, Dr. Zubrin's plan will revive our hope and dreams and convince us that other worlds can be reached affordably and within our lifetime. Unlike the dead world of the Moon, the Martian landscape abounds with ancient
The Case for Mars The Plan to settle the Red Planet and why we must By Robert Zubrin with Richard Wagner Forewords by Arthur C. Clarke
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