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Here is the incredible true story of a group of determined space voyagers who wouldn't wait for the space program to catch up with them. From to , the stalwarts of the Mars Society undertook a virtual exploration of Mars in the most iso The dramatic story of a band of space pioneers, who simulated a mission to the Red Planet in the most desolate regions on Earth. From to , the stalwarts of the Mars Society undertook a virtual exploration of Mars in the most isolated spots on Earth, where they replicated and studied the real-life challenges of exploring the Red Planet.
Paperback , Reprint , pages. Published October 7th by Tarcher first published October 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Mars on Earth , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Aug 22, Stacy rated it liked it Shelves: Unfortunately, it kind of drags on in parts. The Case For Mars was better. Robert Zubrin, head of the Mars Society and today's leading public advocate of Mars exploration, put together a project to study ways men and women might someday work on Mars.
Mars on Earth by Robert Zubrin
Mars on Earth is a book chronicling the beginning years of that project. The mission of the project is for small groups of scientists to live and work in a cold, remote and dry place on earth--a Mars analog environment--and learn what it takes to succeed there. Zubrin takes us through the genesis of the Mars Society project- Robert Zubrin, head of the Mars Society and today's leading public advocate of Mars exploration, put together a project to study ways men and women might someday work on Mars. Zubrin takes us through the genesis of the Mars Society project--it was apparently adopted as a sister project of an already-existing NASA project on Devon Island in the remote, northern Canadian wilderness.
He describes the process of funding the project and the travails of building their first station, the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station.
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They conduct their first crew operations, and their confidence begins to grow as they rotate crews and perform simulated EVAs. As we see throughout the book, Zubrin is the alpha male of the project. We see a couple of potential project co-leaders--especially NASA's Pascal Lee--disagree with Zubrin, fall from his grace, and then fade from his view. Zubrin is an autocratic leader--he's clearly not a diplomat--you either agree with him or you're going to find the exit sooner or later. There are a number of other issues I had with the book, beyond those of leadership--some of them were from "breaking sim" during the simulated EVAs.
There are some other parts where I felt Zubrin and crew were grasping at straws and simply pretending. Zubrin wants us to think simulation integrity is very good, but there were times when credibility is stretched so thin that I can no longer suspend my disbelief. Maybe those are the hurdles of getting such a project off the ground and running, because the project still exists today.
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