Mars Direct by Robert Zubrin audiobook

Mars Direct: Space Exploration, the Red Planet, and the Human Future

By Robert Zubrin
Read by Erik Synnestvedt

Gildan Media 9781469086484

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200632244

  • ISBN: 9798200632237

  • ISBN: 9798200632251

Runtime: 1.45 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The human race is at a crossroads. In the coming years, we will make decisions regarding our human spaceflight program that will lead to one of two familiar futures: the open universe of Star Trek, where we allow ourselves the opportunity to spread our wings and attempt to flourish as an interplanetary species—or the closed, dystopian, and ultimately self-destructive world of Soylent Green. If we ever hope to live in the future that is the former scenario, our first stepping stone must be a manned mission to Mars. Dr. Robert Zubrin details the challenges of a manned Earth-to-Mars mission. Challenges which, according to Zubrin, we are technologically more prepared to overcome than the obstacles of the missions to the moon of the sixties and seventies. Dr. Zubrin’s relatively simple plan, called Mars Direct, could feasibly have humans on the surface of Mars within a decade. Zubrin also discusses the current predicament of NASA, the promise of privatized space flight from companies like SpaceX, and the larger implication behind the absolute necessity to open the final frontier to humanity—the human race’s future as a species that takes the necessary baby steps away from the cradle that is planet Earth or, ultimately, perishes here.

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Author Bio: Robert Zubrin

Author Bio: Robert Zubrin

Robert Zubrin, formerly a senior engineer at Lockheed Martin, is the founder of Pioneer Astronautics, a space-exploration research and development firm. Currently president of the Mars Society, Dr. Zubrin lives with his family in Colorado.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 1.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English