Legendary "space statesman" Buzz Aldrin speaks out as a vital advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as we know it. As a pioneering astronaut who set foot on the moon during mankind’s first landing with Apollo 11 - and an aerospace engineer who designed an orbital rendezvous technique critical to future planetary landings - Aldrin has a vision, and in Mission to Mars he plots out the path he proposes, one that will take humans to Mars by 2035.
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"Colonizing space is essential for the long-term survival of the human race, and Buzz Aldrin’s book shows us how." (Stephen Hawking)
"Any time an Apollo-era astronaut steps forward with ideas for our future in space, it’s time to stop what whatever we’re doing and pay attention. Buzz Aldrin, one of the first moonwalkers, has no shortage of these ideas. And in Mission to Mars he treats us to how, when, and why we should travel there." (Neil deGrasse Tyson)
"Buzz Aldrin has been as far from Earth as any human being, and now he’s leading the charge to go much farther, to our next epic destination: Mars." (James Cameron)
Buzz does a great job describing some of the technologies that could be used to get to Mars. His Cycler idea is amazing. But in his quest for ultimate safety he requires a whole panoply of new technologies and intermediate steps. Using this bureaucratic plan it will take a hundred years to put boots in the ground. This approach spills over into his writing style. At times he is reading long lists of equipment or steps or even personnel. Other than this I did enjoy his descriptions of technologies and of recent lunar knowledge advanced.
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