Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet by Leonard David

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Read Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet Online Free - An inspiring exploration of the establishment of humans on Mars—tying into the National Geographic television documentary series Mars.

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”; that same season, Ridley Scott and Matt Damon’s The Martian drew crowds into theaters, grossing over $200 million.

Now the National Geographic Channel fast forwards years ahead with Mars, a six-part series documenting and dramatizing the next twenty-five years as humans land on and learn to live on Mars. Following on the visionary success of Buzz Aldrin’s Mission to Mars and the visual glory of Marc Kaufman’s Mars Up Close, this companion book to the Nat Geo series shows the science behind the mission and the challenges awaiting those brave individuals.

The book combines science, technology, and storytelling, offering what only National Geographic can create. Clear scientific explanations make the Mars experience real and provide amazing visuals to savor and return to again and again.

Title : Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet
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ISBN : 1426217587
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Gendou rated it ★★★☆☆

February 14, 2017

This is a weird book. It's a companion to some National Geographic Channel show. This isn't a good format for a book, in my opinion. But then again, I read the audiobook, so I don't see these supposedly gorgeous photos. It's loaded with information, but nothing is gone into much depth in this sho...

Martti rated it ★★★★☆

January 28, 2017

Quick status update of the science and a peptalk to future colonists. Also a good companion to the NatGeo TV series that came out just last year. The problem with listening to audiobook version of this, is the fact that the print version was supposed to have some very nice illustrations I'm a bit...

Adrian rated it ★★★★★

December 22, 2016

This book is meant to be read alongside of watching the Mars TV show that aired on National Geographic. While, I do not like this concept too much (a buddy-buddy series or companion book), I really like the show and I like all the ideas and concepts displayed in the mini-series/book. Each chapter...

Keith rated it ★★★☆☆

June 13, 2017

I picked this book to listen to on a whim and found it interesting. Space has always interested me so it was a topic I was already interested in. This short book provides a very realistic examination of what it will take for us to establish a colony on Mars. Definitely not high excitement reading...

Natalie rated it ★★★★☆

June 01, 2017

A brief dive into the current scientific research, theories, and practical progress toward starting a Mars colony. Pretty cool stuff.

Greg rated it ★★★☆☆

June 12, 2017

Great pictures, but I found the text wooden.

Alesia rated it ★★★★★

March 20, 2017

Great book on how important the future of NASA is. Maybe some of those uneducated trump supporters should read this.

Ria rated it ★★★★★

November 09, 2016

Gorgeous photographs, amazing artists concepts pictures. The book is a companion piece to the National Geographic show that starts on Nov 14. It talks about the history of Mars exploration (yay Space Robots!!) What challenges need to be overcome to get boots on the ground. How the technology is j...

Nancy rated it ★★★★★

November 21, 2016

Leonard David’s thoroughly researched book contains a wealth of information on the technological and sociological hurdles that need to be surmounted to make humans on Mars a reality, as well as revealing what work is currently being done on the road to the Red Planet. The books is large format, f...

Gene rated it ★★★★★

January 01, 2017

As fascinating as the National Geographic series was, the companion volume was even better. Lots of illustrations and plenty of inspiration, this book makes me want to live to at least 2045, by which time we should be landing settlers on Mars. I can't go, but to be alive then would be extraordina...

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