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Publisher's Summary

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 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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5 out of 5 stars
By Julian D. Siano on 02-16-18

Realistic story on the journey to Mars

What made the experience of listening to The Case for Mars the most enjoyable?

This is a really inspiring and honest look at what the future of spaceflight. What I love about this is how realistic and understandable the mission is. Be aware this book takes a critical eye to NASA and it's management.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Case for Mars?

I love the details presented on fuel production on Mars.

What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The audio quality is perfect.

Any additional comments?

If you think you'd like this book then defiantly get it! This book was read and helped inspire Elon Musk in his SpaceX adventures. So if you read it you'd be in good company.

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