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Destination Mars

The Story of Our Quest to Conquer the Red Planet

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Destination Mars

Destination Mars

The Story of Our Quest to Conquer the Red Planet

Audio CD

07/20/2021

4 Audio CD

264 minutes

9781666502749

Audio Library Digital

07/20/2021

264 minutes

9781666503395

Audio Retail Digital

07/20/2021

264 minutes

9781666503531

Audio MP3 CD

07/20/2021

1 Audio MP3 CD

264 minutes

9781666503678

Playaway

07/20/2021

264 minutes

9781666504194

Description:

When the Apollo astronauts walked on the Moon in 1969, many people imagined Mars would be next. However, NASA’s Viking 1, which landed in 1976, was just a robot, and the much-anticipated crewed mission failed to materialize, defeated by a combination of technological and political challenges. Four decades after Viking and almost half a century after Apollo, technology has improved beyond recognition—as has politics. As private ventures like SpaceX seize center stage from NASA, Mars has undergone a seismic shift—it’s become the prime destination for future human expansion and colonization. But what’s it really like on Mars, and why should anyone want to go there? How do you get there, and what are the risks? Astrophysicist and science writer Andrew May answers these questions and more, as he traces the history of our fascination with the Red Planet.

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