18 July 2013
Mission To Mars
“Essential reading for those who care about humanity’s future in space”
— Richard Branson
Celebrated astronaut and author Buzz Aldrin boldly advocates continuing exploration of our solar system; he sees humans on Mars by the 2030s.
In this, his crowning manifesto on behalf of continued space exploration and travel, legendary “space statesman” Buzz Aldrin argues passionately and articulately for continuing to push the boundaries of our knowledge of the universe and, specifically, for focussing assets, intellect, and policy toward sending humans to the planet Mars by the year 2032.
A pioneering astronaut and a rocket scientist who helped develop the orbital rendezvous technique critical to America’s moon landings, Aldrin presents his “unified space vision” by tracking the history of space flight and plotting the path of future exploration and discovery that must be followed for the United States and the world to reach his stated goal.
For space afficionados, techies, and novices alike, this colloquial blend of history and science is told with the knowledge and passion of a man who has travelled to the moon and back.