Mission to Mars

  • by Buzz Aldrin
  • Narrated by John Pruden
  • 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 set foot on the moon during mankind’s first landing with Apollo 11 - and an aerospace engineer who designed an orbital rendezvous technique critical to future planetary landings - Aldrin has a vision, and in Mission to Mars he plots out the path he proposes, one that will take humans to Mars by 2035.


What the Critics Say

"Colonizing space is essential for the long-term survival of the human race, and Buzz Aldrin’s book shows us how." (Stephen Hawking)
"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 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)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Reader was robotic.

I guess that's fitting given the book. Well thought out and a very thorough look at the options we have to go to Mars.
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- Raymond M King

Good ideas wrapped in uninteresting patriotism

Good book. bad narration. I find Aldrins cycler concept very interesting, and like his more holistic aproach thinking about the economical and political aspects as well as the science. His patriotic focus on the US is a bit distracting, as I think the unifying aspect of space expl. part of what makes it interesting.
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- Felix

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2013
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.