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Author Zubrin, Robert, author.

Title The case for space : how the revolution in spaceflight opens up a future of limitless possibility / Robert Zubrin.

Publication Info. Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, [2019]


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    629.442 ZUB    Available
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Description 395 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-360) and index.
Contents Introduction -- How we can. Breaking the bonds of Earth -- Free space -- How to build a lunar base -- Mars : our new world -- Asteroids for fun and profit -- The outer planets -- Reaching for the stars : worlds without limit -- Terraforming : bringing new Earths to life -- Why we must. For the knowledge -- For the challenge -- For our survival -- For our freedom -- For the future -- What needs to be done.
Summary "A new space race has begun. But the rivals in this case are not superpowers but competing entrepreneurs. These daring pioneers are creating a revolution in spaceflight that promises to transform the near future. 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. The new generation of space explorers has already achieved a major breakthrough by creating reusable rockets. Zubrin foresees more rapid innovation, 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, the asteroids, and the moons of the outer planets; and then, breaking all limits, pushing onward to the stars."--Publisher's website.
Subject Space colonies.
Space industrialization.
Extraterrestrial bases.
Outer space -- Exploration.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9781633885349 (hardcover) $25.00
1633885348 : $25.00
9781633885356 (ebook)

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