The Mars Project

The Mars Project

3.93 (33 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

This classic on space travel was first published in 1953, when interplanetary space flight was considered science fiction by most of those who considered it at all. Here the German-born scientist Wernher von Braun detailed what he believed were the problems and possibilities inherent in a projected expedition to Mars. Today von Braun is recognized as the person most responsible for laying the groundwork for public acceptance of America's space program. When President Bush directed NASA in 1989 to prepare plans for an orbiting space station, lunar research bases, and human exploration of Mars, he was largely echoing what von Braun proposed in The Mars Project.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 147.32 x 226.06 x 10.16mm | 158.76g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0252062272
  • 9780252062278
  • 474,164

Review quote

"The Mars Project is timely... von Braun's views, seen today against the debate over the role of the shuttle, the development of Space Station Freedom, and the proposal to land Earthlings on Mars early in the next century, raise questions that we still seek to answer."-Jannelle Warren-Findley, co-editor of A Documentary History of the Space Ageshow more

About Wernher Von Braun

The late Wernher Von Braun came to the United States in 1945, after having been chiefly responsible for the development of Germany's V-2 rockets. He was director of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Huntsville, Alabama. He received eight honorary degrees for his contributions to America's missile and space programs. Thomas O. Paine is a former NASA administratorshow more

Rating details

33 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 33% (11)
4 36% (12)
3 21% (7)
2 9% (3)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X