Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration

National Geographic #ad - President as rousing as jfk’s promise to reach the moon by the end of the 1960s—an audacious, inspiring goal-and a unified vision for space exploration. In mission to mars, aldrin plots that trajectory, stressing that American-led space exploration is essential to the economic and technological vitality of the nation and the world.

. What we need, he argues, is a commitment by the U. S. Do you dare to dream big? Then join Aldrin in his thought provoking and inspiring Mission to Mars. Can astronauts reach mars by 2035? Absolutely, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon. Celebrated astronaut, aldrin believes it is not only possibly but vital to America’s future to keep pushing the space frontier outward for the sake of exploration, bestselling author, science, commerce, brilliant engineer, development, and security.


Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must

Free Press #ad - The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit. Now with the advent of a revolutionary new plan, all this has changed. Leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin has crafted a daring new blueprint, presented here with illustrations, photographs, Mars Direct, and engaging anecdotes.

The case for mars is not a vision for the far future or one that will cost us impossible billions. It explains step-by-step how we can use present-day technology to send humans to Mars within ten years; actually produce fuel and oxygen on the planet's surface with Martian natural resources; how we can build bases and settlements; and how we can one day "terraform" Mars—a process that can alter the atmosphere of planets and pave the way for sustainable life.

Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must #ad - Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream—the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery.


No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon

National Geographic #ad - Look for opportunities, not obstacles. For his 80th birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark. Beloved american hero and astronaut buzz aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered—both in outer space and on earth—through his event-filled life, in this inspiring guide-to-life for the next generation.

He is a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the moon. How he learned to be proud of being the second man on the moon. He stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life.

Now he pauses to reflect and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time: still a non-stop traveler and impassioned advocate for space exploration, Aldrin will be 86 in 2016. No dream is too high is a beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history.

No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon #ad - No dream is too high whittles down buzz aldrin's event-filled life into a short list of principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as: ·      Second comes right after first. Buzz was rejected the first time he applied to be an astronaut. Always maintain your spirit of adventure.

Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin.


How We'll Live on Mars TED Books

Simon & Schuster/ TED #ad - Why go to mars? life on Mars has potential life-saving possibilities for everyone on earth. The race is on. We must become a space-faring species to survive. In this exciting chronicle, petranek introduces the circus of lively characters all engaged in a dramatic effort to be the first to settle the Red Planet.

Award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek says humans will live on Mars by 2027. Now he makes the case that living on Mars is not just plausible, but inevitable. It sounds like science fiction, but Stephen Petranek considers it fact: Within twenty years, humans will live on Mars. Private companies, paul allen, jeff bezos, such as elon musk, driven by iconoclastic entrepreneurs, and Sir Richard Branson; Dutch reality show and space mission Mars One; NASA; and the Chinese government are among the many groups competing to plant the first stake on Mars and open the door for human habitation.

How We'll Live on Mars TED Books #ad - . We have the technology not only to get humans to Mars, but to convert Mars into another habitable planet. And we can live there, in specially designed habitations, within the next twenty years. Depleting water supplies, overwhelming climate change, and a host of other disasters—from terrorist attacks to meteor strikes—all loom large.

It will likely take 300 years to “terraform” Mars, as the jargon goes, but we can turn it into a veritable second Garden of Eden. How we’ll live on mars brings firsthand reporting, interviews with key participants, and extensive research to bear on the question of how we can expect to see life on Mars within the next twenty years.


Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon

Crown Archetype #ad - From the glory of being part of the mission that fulfilled president Kennedy’s challenge to reach the moon before the decade was out, Aldrin returned home to an Air Force career stripped of purpose or direction, other than as a public relations tool that NASA put to relentless use in a seemingly nonstop world tour.

He burned through two marriages, his Air Force career came to an inglorious end, and he found himself selling cars for a living when he wasn’t drunkenly wrecking them. The event remains one of mankind’s greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. In magnificent desolation, aldrin not only gives us a harrowing first-person account of the lunar landing that came within seconds of failure and the ultimate insider’s view of life as one of the superstars of America’s space program, he also opens up with remarkable candor about his more personal trials–and eventual triumphs–back on Earth.

Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon #ad - Understand. Forty years ago, minutes after neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. In the years since, millions more have had their Earth-centric perspective unalterably changed by the iconic photograph of Aldrin standing on the surface of the moon, the blackness of space behind him and his fellow explorer and the Eagle reflected in his visor.

The twin demons of depression and alcoholism emerged–the first of which Aldrin confronted early and publicly, and the second of which he met with denial until it nearly killed him. Redemption came when he finally embraced sobriety, gained the love of a woman, Lois, who would become the great joy of his life, and dedicated himself to being a tireless advocate for the future of space exploration–not only as a scientific endeavor but also as a thriving commercial enterprise.

These days buzz aldrin is enjoying life with an enthusiasm that reminds us how far it is possible for a person to travel, literally and figuratively.


The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility

Prometheus #ad - Astronautical engineer robert zubrin spells out the potential of these new developments in an engrossing narrative that is visionary yet grounded by a deep understanding of the practical challenges. Fueled by the combined expertise of the old aerospace industry and the talents of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, spaceflight is becoming cheaper.

These daring pioneers are creating a revolution in spaceflight that promises to transform the near future. A noted space expert explains the current revolution in spaceflight, where it leads, and why we need it. A new space race has begun. Zubrin foresees more rapid innovation, breaking all limits, the asteroids, including global travel from any point on Earth to another in an hour or less; orbital hotels; moon bases with incredible space observatories; human settlements on Mars, and the moons of the outer planets; and then, pushing onward to the stars.

The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility #ad - Zubrin shows how projects that sound like science fiction can actually become reality. But the rivals in this case are not superpowers but competing entrepreneurs. But beyond the how, to safeguard earth from stray asteroids, to ensure the future of humanity by expanding beyond its home base, to make unforeseen discoveries on new frontiers, he makes an even more compelling case for why we need to do this--to increase our knowledge of the universe, to harness the natural resources of other planets, and to protect us from being catastrophically set against each other by the false belief that there isn't enough for all.

The new generation of space explorers has already achieved a major breakthrough by creating reusable rockets.


The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space

St. Martin's Press #ad - His career spanned the entire gemini and apollo programs, from being the first person to spacewalk all the way around our world to the moment when he left man's last footprint on the Moon as commander of Apollo 17. Between those two historic events lay more adventures than an ordinary person could imagine as Cernan repeatedly put his life, his family and everything he held dear on the altar of an obsessive desire.

The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space #ad - Written with new york times bestselling author don davis, the last Man on the Moon is the astronaut story never before told - about the fear, love and sacrifice demanded of the few men who dared to reach beyond the heavens for the biggest prize of all - the Moon. The basis of the 2014 award-winning feature-length documentary! A revealing and dramatic look at the inside of the American Space Program from one of its pioneers.

Eugene cernan was a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight.


The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos

PublicAffairs #ad - Nearly a half-century after neil armstrong walked on the moon, these space Barons-most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen-are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel, and send humans even further than NASA has gone.

Now they are pursuing the biggest disruption of all: space. Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, the birth of a new Space Age, this authoritative account is a dramatic tale of risk and high adventure, fueled by some of the world's richest men as they struggle to end governments' monopoly on the cosmos.

The historic quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast fortunes, egos, and visions of space as the next entrepreneurial frontier The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program.

The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos #ad - . These entrepreneurs have founded some of the biggest brands in the world-Amazon, Tesla, Microsoft, Virgin, PayPal-and upended industry after industry. The space barons is also a story of rivalry-hard-charging startups warring with established contractors, and the personal clashes of the leaders of this new space movement, particularly Musk and Bezos, as they aim for the moon and Mars and beyond.


Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age

BenBella Books #ad - As these technologies continue to move forward, there are virtually no limits to human spaceflight and robotic exploration. While the world has waited since the apollo lunar program for the next "giant leap, " these critical innovations, most of which are within our grasp with today's technology, will change the way we live, both in space and on Earth.

. A new space age--and with it, a new age of peace and prosperity on Earth, and settlement beyond our planet--can be ours. Speaking with key leaders of the latest space programs and innovations, Pyle shares the excitement and promise of this new era of exploration and economic development. Since then, saturn, jupiter, capsules, we have explored earth's orbit with shuttles, and space stations; sent robots to Mars, Mercury, Venus, and Uranus; sampled a comet; sent telescopes into orbit; and charted most of our own planet.

Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age #ad - In space 2. 0, utilization, in collaboration with the national Space Society, space historian Rod Pyle, will give you an inside look at the next few decades of spaceflight and long-term plans for exploration, and settlement. No longer the exclusive domain of government entities such as NASA and other national agencies, asteroid probes, with entrepreneurial startups building huge rocket boosters, rocket engines, prospecting craft, space exploration is rapidly becoming privatized, satellites, and even commercial lunar cargo landers to open this new frontier.

Research into ever more sophisticated propulsion and life support systems will soon enable the journey to Mars and destinations deeper in our solar system. From nasa and the russian space agency roscosmos, to emerging leaders in the private sector such as SpaceX, Moon Express, Blue Origin, and many others, Virgin Galactic, Space 2.

0 examines the new partnerships that are revolutionizing spaceflight and changing the way we reach for the stars.


How to Live on Mars: A Trusty Guidebook to Surviving and Thriving on the Red Planet

Three Rivers Press #ad - Thinking about moving to mars?Well, after all, why not? Mars, is the planet that holds the greatest promise for human colonization. But why speculate about the possibilities when you can get the real scientific scoop from someone who’s been happily living and working there for years? Straight from the not-so-distant future, and social survival on the Red Planet cover:• How to get to Mars Cycling spacecraft offer cheap rides, financial, this intrepid pioneer’s tips for physical, but the smell is not for everyone.

Choosing a spacesuit the old-fashioned but reliable pneumatic Neil Armstrong style versus the sleek new—but anatomically unforgiving—elastic “skinsuit. Selecting a habitat Just like on Earth: location, location, location. Finding a job that pays well and doesn’t kill you This is not a metaphor on Mars.

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Return to Earth

Open Road Media #ad - Apollo 11 astronaut buzz aldrin’s courageous, candid memoir of his return to Earth after the historic moon landing and his personal struggle with fame and depression.  . He didn’t realize that when he landed on his home planet his odyssey had just begun. As aldrin puts it, “i traveled to the moon, but the most significant voyage of my life began when I returned from where no man had been before.

Return to earth is a powerful and moving memoir that exposes the stresses suffered by those in the Apollo program and the price Buzz Aldrin paid when he became an American icon. We landed with all the grace of a freight elevator, ” Buzz Aldrin relates in the opening passages of Return to Earth, remembering Command Module Columbia’s abrupt descent into the gravity of the blue planet.

Return to Earth #ad - One day a fighter pilot and engineer, the next a cultural hero burdened with the adoration of thousands, Aldrin gives a poignant account of the affair that threatened his marriage, as well as his descent into alcoholism and depression that resulted from trying to be too many things to too many people.

With that splash, aldrin takes readers on a journey through the human side of the space program, as one of the first two men to land on the moon learns to cope with the pressures of his new public persona. In honest and compelling prose, Aldrin reveals a side of instant fame for which West Point and NASA could never have prepared him.