Author(s): Leonard David
The next frontier in space exploration is Mars, the red planet- and human habitation of Mars isn't much farther off. In October 2015, NASA declared Mars "an achievable goal". Now the National Geographic Channel goes fast- forward as humans land on and learn to live on Mars/ Following on the visionary Kaufman's Mar's Up Close, this companion to the Nat Geo series shows the science behind the mission and challenges awaiting those brave individuals. Contributions from key scientists, engineers, advocates and astronauts punctuates a compelling narrative on the most amazing next step in human history, likely to occur in our lifetimes.
"This big, welcoming book--brimming with mind-revving photographs and artists' conceptions and written with verve and precision by David--provides the foundation on which the scientifically rigorous, speculatively imaginative series was built." --Booklist "What a spectacular and captivating book. The text is expertly written, really engaging, and captures the optimism we all feel." --Pascal Lee, Planetary Scientist, Mars Institute
Leonard David is an award-winning space journalist who has been reporting on space activities for over 50 years.