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Mission to Mars
My Vision for Space Exploration
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Can astronauts reach Mars by 2035? Absolutely, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon. Celebrated astronaut, brilliant engineer, bestselling author, Aldrin believes it is not only...
Can astronauts reach Mars by 2035? Absolutely, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon. Celebrated astronaut, brilliant engineer, bestselling author, Aldrin believes it is not only...
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  • Can astronauts reach Mars by 2035? Absolutely, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon. Celebrated astronaut, brilliant engineer, bestselling author, Aldrin believes it is not only possibly but vital to America's future to keep pushing the space frontier outward for the sake of exploration, science, development, commerce, and security. What we need, he argues, is a commitment by the U.S. President as rousing as JFK's promise to reach the moon by the end of the 1960s—an audacious, inspiring goal-and a unified vision for space exploration. In Mission to Mars, Aldrin plots that trajectory, stressing that American-led space exploration is essential to the economic and technological vitality of the nation and the world. Do you dare to dream big? Then join Aldrin in his thought provoking and inspiring Mission to Mars.

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  • BUZZ ALDRIN, best known for his Apollo 11 moonwalk, holds a doctorate degree in astronautics and, at the age of 82, continues to wield influence as an international advocate of space science and planetary exploration. He has written three nonfiction books, two science fact/fiction novels, and two children's books. Co-author LEONARD DAVID is a veteran space journalist and winner of the 2010 National Space Club Press Award.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    March 18, 2013
    Aldrin makes a daring proposal for further space exploration in this exciting glimpse of the new new frontier. With the passing of Neil Armstrong last year, Aldrin is now the only surviving member of the NASA team that first set foot on the moon. As such, he offers a unique perspective on where to take the next small step. In what might seem a giant leap of the imagination, he envisions a joint world effort to establish “an American-led permanent human presence on Mars by 2035.” Ever the levelheaded problem solver, Aldrin addresses obvious financial and technological issues, and suggests ways to get around them. For example: tourism, reusable materials, and lunar and asteroidal mining could all be marshaled to help offset otherwise prohibitive costs; bases on our moon and Mars’s (Phobos) could make low-gravity launches feasible. For those still unconvinced, Aldrin reminds us that a lunar station could also serve as the first defense to spot and deflect Earth-endangering asteroids. With all the ardor of a child raised on Buck Rogers, Aldrin imagines terraforming Mars into “humankind’s future home.” Starry-eyed kids and those old enough to remember the original Space Race will appreciate his enthusiastic vision.

  • Kirkus

    February 1, 2013
    The moonwalking astronaut offers a passionate but not always persuasive manifesto encompassing space tourism and the inevitability of inhabiting Mars within a couple of decades. Though Aldrin (Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon, 2009) again shares some impressions of his historic Apollo 11 mission, here he's far less focused on the past than the future. For the author, who wrote the book with the assistance of veteran space journalist David, the moon is the past, at least as an American governmental priority--"a dead end, a waste of precious resources"--while Mars is the future. His vision for bringing space exploration back to the launching pad includes international cooperation rather than competition, private enterprise augmenting public subsidy, and space travel within the reach of citizens who win a lottery, a game-show competition or have deep pockets--"the pay-per-view seat price is $200,000," he writes of one proposed expedition that has already attracted "hundreds of customers." Aldrin envisions a cruise-ship model of commercial space travel: "Loop around the Moon, return to Earth, sling-shot around the Earth, and return to the Moon again. The round trip will take just over a week. And every time the Lunar Cycler swings by Earth, it's met by a supply ferry, maybe even restocked with champagne, and boarded by a fresh group of travelers." Maybe this seems feasible, but he then proceeds to his more audacious proposal: settling Mars as an outpost of human habitation, not merely exploration. It would be a six-month, one-way trip, and he sees no reason to provide those initial explorers with a return ticket: "What are they going to do...write their memoirs? Would they go again? Having them repeat the voyage, in my view, is dim-witted. Why don't they stay there on Mars?" What he terms the "deposit, no return" nature of those voyages awaits a generation ready to go where no man has ever gone before...and to stay there. You may say that he's a dreamer; celebrate him as a visionary, or dismiss this as futurist fantasy.

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  • Library Journal

    March 15, 2013

    As the world watched in awe on July 20, 1969, Aldrin (Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon) was the second Apollo astronaut to set foot on the moon. The last survivor of that team, Aldrin, now 83, has published a book with space journalist David that is part memoir and part manifesto. He details his past accomplishments--his life before NASA, his years as an astronaut--and his current passions for further space exploration to Mars and beyond. Of particular interest, Aldrin talks about his trouble adjusting to life after his moon landing. In recent years he has been a strong advocate for a robust space program, as is evident here. VERDICT The author's human side is revealed as he movingly notes the death of Neil Armstrong with great grief. Readers can only imagine the uniqueness of their shared experiences. Recommended for NASA buffs and anyone interested in the future of space travel.--Judith A. Matthews, Michigan State Univ. Lib., East Lansing

    Copyright 2013 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Michael Collins, astronaut and command module pilot, Apollo 11 "Buzz is one of the foremost forward thinkers of our time and this book will be essential reading for those who care about humanity's future in space." --Richard Branson

    "Although the lunar landing is decades behind him, Dr. Aldrin is just plain passionate about humankind's exploration of space. An extraordinary pilot, scuba diver, moonwalker, and the first man to board a spacecraft on its way back to Earth, he advises us to keep going-- farther and deeper into space. Page by page, this book makes you want to slide into your space suit and light your engines." --Bill Nye, The Science Guy®

    "A masterful array of strategies for exploration by a true space expert and patriot."
  • John M. Logsdon, founder of the Space Policy Institute and professor emeritus, The George Washington University "Mission to Mars is pure Buzz: creative ideas flying off the pages, a big picture view of how to move forward, and a laser-like focus on why space exploration is key to humanity's future. Buzz Aldrin has been making major contributions to the U.S. space program for a half century, and his new book continues that tradition."
  • Norm Augustine, Chairman, U.S. Human Spaceflight Review Committee "I've traveled to the North Pole with Buzz, and if I were to travel to Mars I can't think of a better person to plan the trip than he. Sign me up!"
  • Elliot Holokauahi Pulham, CEO, The Space Foundation "No one's given more thought to Mars exploration than Buzz Aldrin-- a hero whose legacy as one of the first men on the moon may well be eclipsed by his contributions to engineering our future in space."
  • Chris Lewicki, President & Chief Asteroid Miner, Planetary Resources "There are places to go beyond belief, and this book is the call to get there."
  • Universe.com "While the title focuses on Mars, the book covers much more...What Aldrin calls his "unified vision" could provide a timeline of crewed missions to Mars between 2035-2040."
  • EuroNews.com
    "[Aldrin] believes the time has come to broaden our horizons- and rediscover once again the spirit of exploration." --BeforeItsNews.com

    "Aldrin outlines his vision for the permanent human settlement of Mars."

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