Entering Space

Entering Space : Creating a Spacefaring Civilisation

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"Robert Zubrin is a true engineering genius like the heroic engineers of the past." --Frederick Turner, American EnterpriseUsing nuts-and-bolts engineering and a unique grasp of human history, Robert Zubrin takes us to the not-very-distant future, when our global society will branch out into the universe. From the current-day prospect of lunar bases and Mars settlements to the outer reaches of other galaxies, Zubrin delivers the most important and forward-looking work on space and the true possibilities of human exploration since Carl Sagan's Cosmos. Sagan himself said of Zubrin's humans-to-Mars plan, "Bob Zubrin really, nearly alone, changed our thinking on this issue." With Entering Space, he takes us further, into the prospect of human expansion to the outer planets of our own solar system--and beyond.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585420360
  • 9781585420360
  • 59,986

About Robert Zubrin

Robert Zubrin is an internationally renowned astronautical engineer and the acclaimed author of The Case for Mars. NASA recently adapted his humans-to-Mars mission plan. A former senior engineer at Lockheed Martin, Zubrin is the founder of Pioneer Astronautics, a successful space exploration and development firm. He lives in Indian Hills, Colorado.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Type I: Completing Global Civilization Chapter One: On the Threshold of the Universe Chapter Two: The Age of Dinosaurs Chapter Three: The New Space Race Chapter Four: Doing Business on Orbit Type II: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization Chapter Five: The View from the Moon Chapter Six: Mars: The New World Chapter Seven: Asteroids for Good and Evil Chapter Eight: Settling the Outer Solar System Type III: Entering Galactic Civilization Chapter Nine: The Challenge of Interstellar Travel Chapter Ten: Extraordinary Engineering Chapter Eleven: Meeting ET Chapter Twelve: North to the Stars Appendix: Founding Declarations of the Mars Society Glossary References Indexshow more

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