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The Mars Project

The Mars Project

  • Author: Wernher Von Braun
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252062278
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 91
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This classic on space travel was first published in 1953, when interplanetary space flight was considered science fiction by most of those who considered it at all. Here the German-born scientist Wernher von Braun detailed what he believed were the problems and possibilities inherent in a projected expedition to Mars. Today von Braun is recognized as the person most responsible for laying the groundwork for public acceptance of America's space program. When President Bush directed NASA in 1989 to prepare plans for an orbiting space station, lunar research bases, and human exploration of Mars, he was largely echoing what von Braun proposed in The Mars Project.

Project Mars

Project Mars

A Technical Tale

  • Author: Wernher Von Braun
  • Publisher: Apogee Books
  • ISBN: 9780973820331
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 279
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This never-before-printed science fiction novel by the original 'rocket man', Dr Wernher von Braun, combines technical fact with a human story line in the way that only a true dreamer can realise. Written more than half a century ago, this enthusiastic tale of human space exploration, based on detailed and accurate science, has lingered unpublished in von Brauns personal files until now, nearly 30 years after his death and 57 years after it was written. This exclusive von Braun treasure comes complete with an appendix of his original calculations and technical drawings, made in the late 1940s, on which the story's journey is based. This novel takes the reader through the entire adventure -- the planning for a Mars mission, the building of the mighty space ships, the long journey, the amazing discoveries made on Mars, and the return home. Gary Holt, former Chief Instructor of Rocket Pilots for the US Space Force, leads a 10-ship multinational team to Mars -- a Mars with one surprising difference from our Mars! -- and after spending months exploring the red planet, brings his mission home a complete success. The author's detailed attention to the actions and feelings of the characters -- both those who went and those who stayed behind -- makes this an adventure of human proportions, rather than merely another fanciful tale.

The Case For Mars

The Case For Mars

  • Author: Robert Zubrin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1471109887
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 320
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Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream; the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone 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, presented here with illustrations, photographs, and engaging anecdotes. The Case for Mars is not a vision for the far future or one that will cost us impossible billions. It 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.

Mars One: Humanity's Next Great Adventure

Mars One: Humanity's Next Great Adventure

Inside the First Human Settlement on Mars

  • Author: Norbert Kraft,James Kass,Raye Kass
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1940363837
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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You may not be able to go to Mars yourself, but thanks to Mars One, you can follow along as Mars's first permanent human settlers prepare for their missionand now, withMars One: The Human Factor, you can step inside the experience of these astronaut pioneers as they live out the dreams of millions. In 2013, Mars One announced their intentions to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars beginning as early as 2024; they launched their astronaut selection program and received thousands of applications. In 2015, a documentary reality series will give the world a window into the captivating details of the crew selection and training process. Mars One: The Human Factor, timed to release alongside the show, explores the various human dimensions of Mars One's planned expeditions to Mars. Edited by Norbert Kraft, MD, Mars One's Chief Medical Officer and head of crew selection and training, and James R. Kass, PhD, and Raye Kass, PhD, the other two members of the Mars One crew selection and training committee, the collection of scientists, psychologists, historians, and others provides a behind-the-scenes look at the process and criteria used to choose candidates, as well as fascinating details about their future life on Mars. What essential skills and training with the Mars One astronauts need to get to and then survive on Mars? What combination of genders and ages make for the most effective four-person crew? How do individuals' cultural backgrounds factor in? Will settlers be able to communicate with Earth? What can the Mars One mission learn from past periods of human exploration? What are the complexities of a group of four, and ultimately hundreds, operating with complete independence from human societies on Earth? What are the psychological ramifications of knowing your actions are being watched by millions of people? What does Mars One hope watching the process will mean for viewers at home? The book also includes excerpts from official Mars One documents, including candidate questionnaires, and excerpts of letters from prospective crew members.

Exploring Mars

Exploring Mars

Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery

  • Author: Scott Hubbard
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • ISBN: 0816599696
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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The Red Planet has been a subject of fascination for humanity for thousands of years, becoming part of our folklore and popular culture. The most Earthlike of the planets in our solar system, Mars may have harbored some form of life in the past and may still possess an ecosystem in some underground refuge. The mysteries of this fourth planet from our Sun make it of central importance to NASA and its science goals for the twenty-first century. In the wake of the very public failures of the Mars Polar Lander and the Mars Climate Orbiter in 1999, NASA embarked on a complete reassessment of the Mars Program. Scott Hubbard was asked to lead this restructuring in 2000, becoming known as the "Mars Czar." His team's efforts resulted in a very successful decade-long series of missions—each building on the accomplishments of those before it—that adhered to the science adage "follow the water" when debating how to proceed. Hubbard's work created the Mars Odyssey mission, the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Phoenix mission, and most recently the planned launch of the Mars Science Laboratory. Now for the first time Scott Hubbard tells the complete story of how he fashioned this program, describing both the technical and political forces involved and bringing to life the national and international cast of characters engaged in this monumental endeavor. Blending the exciting stories of the missions with the thrills of scientific discovery, Exploring Mars will intrigue anyone interested in the science, the engineering, or the policy of investigating other worlds.

The Mars Room

The Mars Room

A Novel

  • Author: Rachel Kushner
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476756600
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FINALIST for the MAN BOOKER PRIZE and LONGLISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL “Gritty, empathetic, finely rendered, no sugary toppings, and a lot of punches, none of them pulled.” —Margaret Atwood via Twitter “A page turner… one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart.” —The New York Times Book Review (cover review) “Brilliant and devastating… a heartbreaking, true, and nearly flawless novel.” —NPR “With her richly textured third novel, Kushner certifies her place as one of the great American novelists of the 21st century.” —Entertainment Weekly From twice National Book Award–nominated Rachel Kushner, whose Flamethrowers was called “the best, most brazen, most interesting book of the year” (Kathryn Schulz, New York magazine), comes a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America. It’s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, deep in California’s Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson. Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the deadpan absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner evokes with great humor and precision. Stunning and unsentimental, The Mars Room demonstrates new levels of mastery and depth in Kushner’s work. It is audacious and tragic, propulsive and yet beautifully refined. As James Wood said in The New Yorker, her fiction “succeeds because it is so full of vibrantly different stories and histories, all of them particular, all of them brilliantly alive.”

Von Braun

Von Braun

Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War

  • Author: Michael Neufeld
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0525435913
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 624
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Curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of controversial space pioneer Wernher von Braun. Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified as a visionary and vilified as a war criminal, he was a man of profound moral complexities, whose intelligence and charisma were coupled with an enormous and, some would say, blinding ambition. Based on new sources, Neufeld's biography delivers a meticulously researched and authoritative portrait of the creator of the V-2 rocket and his times, detailing how he was a man caught between morality and progress, between his dreams of the heavens and the earthbound realities of his life.

Dr. Space

Dr. Space

The Life of Wernher von Braun

  • Author: Bob Ward
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • ISBN: 1612514049
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 328
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Written by veteran aerospace journalist Bob Ward, who spent years investigating his subject, this biography presents a revealing but even-handed portrait of the father of modern rocketry. As he chronicles Wernher von Braun's life, Ward explodes many myths and misconceptions about the controversial genius who was a hero to some, a villain to others. The picture of von Braun that emerges is of a brilliant scientist with limitless curiosity and a drive to achieve his goals at almost any price from, developing the world's first ballistic missile used against the Allies in World War II to helping launch the first U.S. satellite that hurled Americans into space and the Saturn V super-booster that powered them to the moon. Along the way readers are introduced to the human side of this charismatic visionary who brought the United States into the Space Age.

How We'll Live on Mars

How We'll Live on Mars

  • Author: Stephen Petranek
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476784779
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 96
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Award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek says humans will live on Mars by 2027. Now he makes the case that living on Mars is not just plausible, but inevitable. It sounds like science fiction, but Stephen Petranek considers it fact: Within twenty years, humans will live on Mars. We’ll need to. In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business, science, and human reporting, Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential back-up plan for humanity and explains in fascinating detail just how it will happen. The race is on. Private companies, driven by iconoclastic entrepreneurs, such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Paul Allen, and Sir Richard Branson; Dutch reality show and space mission Mars One; NASA; and the Chinese government are among the many groups competing to plant the first stake on Mars and open the door for human habitation. Why go to Mars? Life on Mars has potential life-saving possibilities for everyone on earth. Depleting water supplies, overwhelming climate change, and a host of other disasters—from terrorist attacks to meteor strikes—all loom large. We must become a space-faring species to survive. We have the technology not only to get humans to Mars, but to convert Mars into another habitable planet. It will likely take 300 years to “terraform” Mars, as the jargon goes, but we can turn it into a veritable second Garden of Eden. And we can live there, in specially designed habitations, within the next twenty years. In this exciting chronicle, Petranek introduces the circus of lively characters all engaged in a dramatic effort to be the first to settle the Red Planet. How We’ll Live on Mars brings firsthand reporting, interviews with key participants, and extensive research to bear on the question of how we can expect to see life on Mars within the next twenty years.

The Martian

The Martian

A Novel

  • Author: Andy Weir
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 0804139032
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

A Princess of Mars

A Princess of Mars

Science Fiction Stories

  • Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Publisher: 谷月社
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 364
  • View: 412
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INDEX FOREWORD To the Reader of this Work: CHAPTER I ON THE ARIZONA HILLS CHAPTER II THE ESCAPE OF THE DEAD CHAPTER III MY ADVENT ON MARS CHAPTER IV A PRISONER CHAPTER V I ELUDE MY WATCH DOG CHAPTER VI A FIGHT THAT WON FRIENDS CHAPTER VII CHILD-RAISING ON MARS CHAPTER VIII A FAIR CAPTIVE FROM THE SKY CHAPTER IX I LEARN THE LANGUAGE CHAPTER X CHAMPION AND CHIEF CHAPTER XI WITH DEJAH THORIS CHAPTER XII A PRISONER WITH POWER CHAPTER XIII LOVE-MAKING ON MARS CHAPTER XIV A DUEL TO THE DEATH I sought out Dejah Thoris in the throng of departing chariots. CHAPTER XV SOLA TELLS ME HER STORY CHAPTER XVI WE PLAN ESCAPE CHAPTER XVII A COSTLY RECAPTURE CHAPTER XVIII CHAINED IN WARHOON CHAPTER XIX BATTLING IN THE ARENA CHAPTER XX IN THE ATMOSPHERE FACTORY The old man sat and talked with me for hours. CHAPTER XXI AN AIR SCOUT FOR ZODANGA CHAPTER XXII I FIND DEJAH CHAPTER XXIII LOST IN THE SKY CHAPTER XXIV TARS TARKAS FINDS A FRIEND CHAPTER XXV THE LOOTING OF ZODANGA CHAPTER XXVI THROUGH CARNAGE TO JOY CHAPTER XXVII FROM JOY TO DEATH CHAPTER XXVIII AT THE ARIZONA CAVE

The Right Kind of Crazy

The Right Kind of Crazy

A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership, and High-stakes Innovation

  • Author: Adam Steltzner,William Patrick
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1591846927
  • Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Page: 246
  • View: 837
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Adam Steltzner is no ordinary engineer. His path to leadership was about as unlikely as they come. A child of beatnik parents, he barely made it through school. He blew off college in favour of work at a health food store and playing bass in a band, but after discovering an astonishing gift for maths and physics, he ended up helping a group of scientists land the heaviest rover in the history of space exploration on Mars. This is the story of the teamwork, drama and extraordinary feats of innovation at the Jet Propulsion Lab that culminated in that landing in 2012.

Mars

Mars

Our Future on the Red Planet

  • Author: Leonard David
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 1426217587
  • Category: Mars (Planet)
  • Page: 287
  • View: 5623
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"The next frontier in space exploration is Mars, the red planet-and human habitation of Mars isn't much farther off. In October 2015, NASA declared Mars oan achievable goal;o that same season, Ridley Scott and Matt Damon'saThe Martianadrew crowds into theaters, signaled by its nearly half-billion-dollar gross in the first two months. Now the National Geographic Channel goes years fast-forward with oMars,o a six-part series documenting and dramatizing the next 25 years as humans land on and learn to live on Mars. Following on the visionary success of Buzz Aldrin's Mission to Marsaand the visual glory of Marc Kaufman'saMars Up Close, this companion book to the Nat Geo series shows the science behind the mission and the challenges awaiting those brave individuals. The book combines science, technology, photography, art, and story-telling, offering what only National Geographic can create. Clear scientific explanations, gorgeous photography from outer space and the planet itself, and dramatic scenes from the TV series featuring exquisitely constructed sets made to replicate Mars make the Mars experience real and provide amazing visuals to savor and return to again and again."

The Design and Engineering of Curiosity

The Design and Engineering of Curiosity

How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job

  • Author: Emily Lakdawalla
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 331968146X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 394
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This book describes the most complex machine ever sent to another planet: Curiosity. It is a one-ton robot with two brains, seventeen cameras, six wheels, nuclear power, and a laser beam on its head. No one human understands how all of its systems and instruments work. This essential reference to the Curiosity mission explains the engineering behind every system on the rover, from its rocket-powered jetpack to its radioisotope thermoelectric generator to its fiendishly complex sample handling system. Its lavishly illustrated text explains how all the instruments work -- its cameras, spectrometers, sample-cooking oven, and weather station -- and describes the instruments' abilities and limitations. It tells you how the systems have functioned on Mars, and how scientists and engineers have worked around problems developed on a faraway planet: holey wheels and broken focus lasers. And it explains the grueling mission operations schedule that keeps the rover working day in and day out.

The Gods of Mars

The Gods of Mars

  • Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • ISBN: 1775416666
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 422
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The Gods of Mars is the second novel in Burroughs' Barsoom series. The setting is an inhabited, dying Mars, where the different races fight over dwindling resources. It is a frontier world full of honor, glory and desperation; lost cities and ancient secrets provide the landscape for heroic adventures.

The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles

  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451678193
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 241
  • View: 5455
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The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by humans who want to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.

Mars 3-D

Mars 3-D

A Rover's-Eye View of the Red Planet

  • Author: Jim Bell
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 1402756208
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 148
  • View: 1349
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Presents the harsh landscape of the Red Planet through 3-D and color images from the robotic explorers Spirit and Opportunity; provides a close-up look a the Martian rocks, craters, valleys, and other geologic configurations.

The Mars Project

The Mars Project

  • Author: Terrance Dicks
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781853405792
  • Category: Children's stories
  • Page: 153
  • View: 7728
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In this parallel universe Mars has been colonised for many years. But when things start going terribly wrong all who are able to, escape. Tom and Sarah face a terrifying race to help save those trapped on a dying planet.'