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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 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 10 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.
©2011 Robert Zubrin (P)2018 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael D. Busch on 04-16-18

Compelling

Eye-opening magnificently researched, argued, written and performed. Couldn’t put it down. Zubrin is a true visionary. Now I understand Elon’s and Jeff’s passion to create colonies on Mars, and now I’m a believer. Must-read for anyone interested in space and/or the future of our species.

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5 out of 5 stars
By notorious24 on 03-10-18

Here's your next space policy

Zubrin coherently leads us through the path that it would take to sustainably put Americans on Mars (and grow a presence beyond flags and footprints). Not 15 years and hundreds of billions of dollars from now, but much sooner. Since the updated version, there's been much movement in the space industry, but we're still lacking the governmental leadership to step up and say "yes, we're setting Mars as THE objective, now NASA, go get it done! "

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