Mars One Humanity s Next Great Adventure

Author: Norbert Kraft
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1940363837
Format: PDF
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You may not be able to go to Mars yourself, but thanks to Mars One, you can follow along as Mars's first permanent human settlers prepare for their missionand now, withMars One: The Human Factor, you can step inside the experience of these astronaut pioneers as they live out the dreams of millions. In 2013, Mars One announced their intentions to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars beginning as early as 2024; they launched their astronaut selection program and received thousands of applications. In 2015, a documentary reality series will give the world a window into the captivating details of the crew selection and training process. Mars One: The Human Factor, timed to release alongside the show, explores the various human dimensions of Mars One's planned expeditions to Mars. Edited by Norbert Kraft, MD, Mars One's Chief Medical Officer and head of crew selection and training, and James R. Kass, PhD, and Raye Kass, PhD, the other two members of the Mars One crew selection and training committee, the collection of scientists, psychologists, historians, and others provides a behind-the-scenes look at the process and criteria used to choose candidates, as well as fascinating details about their future life on Mars. What essential skills and training with the Mars One astronauts need to get to and then survive on Mars? What combination of genders and ages make for the most effective four-person crew? How do individuals' cultural backgrounds factor in? Will settlers be able to communicate with Earth? What can the Mars One mission learn from past periods of human exploration? What are the complexities of a group of four, and ultimately hundreds, operating with complete independence from human societies on Earth? What are the psychological ramifications of knowing your actions are being watched by millions of people? What does Mars One hope watching the process will mean for viewers at home? The book also includes excerpts from official Mars One documents, including candidate questionnaires, and excerpts of letters from prospective crew members.

Mars One

Author: Erik Seedhouse
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319444972
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book dissects the hype and hubris of the Mars One venture. Every aspect of the mission design is scrutinized, from the haphazard selection process to the unproven mission architecture. A controversial project, many professional astronauts consider Mars One a reckless attempt, yet it gained popular attention. This go-to reference guide provides the reader with insights into the myriad issues arising from the project's loss of funding, loss of sponsorship, loss of TV rights. It explains what contributed to an overly optimistic assessment of Mars One's mission-specific technology, and what captivated the public and the many willing candidates despite these flaws. From the author of Survival and Sacrifice in Mars Exploration (2015) among many more books on spacefaring, this is yet another up-to-the-minute account of an emerging player in the private space market from an expert on the subject.

Exploring the Martian Moons

Author: Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319527002
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book explores the once popular idea of 'Flexible Path' in terms of Mars, a strategy that would focus on a manned orbital mission to Mars's moons rather than the more risky, expensive and time-consuming trip to land humans on the Martian surface. While currently still not the most popular idea, this mission would take advantage of the operational, scientific and engineering lessons to be learned from going to Mars's moons first. Unlike a trip to the planet's surface, an orbital mission avoids the dangers of the deep gravity well of Mars and a very long stay on the surface. This is analogous to Apollo 8 and 10, which preceded the landing on the Moon of Apollo 11. Furthermore, a Mars orbital mission could be achieved at least five years, possibly 10 before a landing mission. Nor would an orbital mission require all of the extra vehicles, equipment and supplies needed for a landing and a stay on the planet for over a year. The cost difference between the two types of missions is in the order of tens of billions of dollars. An orbital mission to Deimos and Phobos would provide an early opportunity to acquire scientific knowledge of the moons and Mars as well, since some of the regolith is presumed to be soil ejected from Mars. It may also offer the opportunity to deploy scientific instruments on the moons which would aid subsequent missions. It would provide early operational experience in the Mars environment without the risk of a landing. The author convincingly argues this experience would enhance the probability of a safe and successful Mars landing by NASA at a later date, and lays out the best way to approach an orbital mission in great detail. Combining path-breaking science with achievable goals on a fast timetable, this approach is the best of both worlds--and our best path to reaching Mars safely in the future.

The Case for Mars

Author: Robert Zubrin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145160811X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explains how scientists can use current technology to send humans to Mars; produce fuel and oxygen on the planet's surface; build bases and settlements; and one day terrafor-- or alter the atmosphere of the planet.

Der Marsianer

Author: Andy Weir
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641144000
Format: PDF, ePub
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Gestrandet auf dem Mars Der Astronaut Mark Watney war auf dem besten Weg, eine lebende Legende zu werden, schließlich war er der erste Mensch in der Geschichte der Raumfahrt, der je den Mars betreten hat. Nun, sechs Tage später, ist Mark auf dem besten Weg, der erste Mensch zu werden, der auf dem Mars sterben wird: Bei einer Expedition auf dem Roten Planeten gerät er in einen Sandsturm, und als er aus seiner Bewusstlosigkeit erwacht, ist er allein. Auf dem Mars. Ohne Ausrüstung. Ohne Nahrung. Und ohne Crew, denn die ist bereits auf dem Weg zurück zur Erde. Es ist der Beginn eines spektakulären Überlebenskampfes ...

Unser Leben auf dem Mars

Author: Stephen Petranek
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104036225
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Der Zukunftsforscher und preisgekrönte Wissenschaftsjournalist Stephen Petranek erklärt in seinem TED-Book ›Unser Leben auf dem Mars‹, warum es schon in zwanzig Jahren unumgänglich sein wird, dass Menschen auf dem Mars leben. Er zeigt packend und ganz konkret, wie wir mittels bereits bestehender Technik dorthin kommen können und wie wir schon bald Wasser und Sauerstoff aus unterirdischen Eisvorkommen gewinnen und Gewächshäuser bauen werden, um so die Bedingungen für menschliches Leben auf dem nächsten Verwandten unseres Heimatplaneten zu schaffen. Es wird Leben auf dem Mars geben! Das ist nicht Science-Fiction, die Technologie dafür existiert schon heute.

The Fornax Drive

Author: Steven Burgauer
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595514677
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Meet the inventor of light-speed travel, Fornax Nehrengel. Smart, brave, a reluctant hero. Caught up in an intense, light-speed adventure that zooms from the moon to Mars and back again. With him is an undercover Secret Service agent, a crusty old economics professor, a nefarious brother and a hot-blooded young woman. And chasing them? A power-hungry elite intent on stealing from him what could be mankind's most important invention since the internal combustion engine. ====================================================================== The year 2425: His boots heavy with mud, Fornax Nehrengel marched zombie-like through the bleak and raw dawn. He wore the face of exhaustion, wincing as each step brought forth a fresh dose of pain from the untreated blister oozing puss from between his toes. His dark skin and hair were grimy; his legs and arms sore. From deep within his belly an unheated breakfast of gruel protested its confinement. Indifference deadened his spirit and his eyelids drooped with fatigue. The black scowl etched on his face said it all. Fear. Exhaustion. Pain. Through chapped and broken lips Fornax Nehrengel silently cursed his plight. He was not a brave man. Indeed, he found it curiously ironic that he should be fighting to defend a flag he paid scant allegiance to or risking his life to support cherished ideals he barely endorsed. Fornax resented being here and desertion was on his mind! ====================================================================== And so it began. Humanity's first push into space has been a disaster, this despite some noteworthy successes at the outset. Indeed, mankind's initial attempt at colonization has been a total bust, accomplishing nothing more than making the moon a convenient dumping ground for our nuclear wastes. Offering promise for the future course of space-travel, however, Fornax Nehrengel has identified a means for harnessing this otherwise useless radioactive sludge in a battery, a battery so advanced that crossing the solar system soon becomes a trip measured in hours rather than in months or years. On a par with the internal combustion engine or the microchip in its potential impact on human civilization, this breakthrough immediately attracts the attention of a power-hungry elite. Now Fornax must run for his life as the future of space progress hangs in the balance!

Aurora

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641177677
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hundertsechzig Jahre Einsamkeit Es ist das gewaltigste Unterfangen, dem sich die Menschheit seit Beginn der bemannten Raumfahrt je gegenübersah: die Besiedelung eines neuen Sonnensystems. Ein Raumschiff mit Kolonisten machte sich einst auf den Weg zum Tau-Ceti-System, um eine neue Heimat zu finden. Nun, Jahrzehnte später, sind sie beinahe angekommen. Doch welche Abenteuer und Gefahren werden die Menschen dort – 11,9 Lichtjahre von der Erde entfernt – erwarten? Es ist der Beginn einer neuen Zeitrechnung in der Menschheitsgeschichte ...