Credit: National Geographic

Credit: National Geographic

 

 

This new volume is coming to a book store near you!

New in paperback from National Geographic is Mission to Mars – My Vision for Space Exploration by celebrated Gemini 12 astronaut, Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and space journalist Leonard David.

Buzz Aldrin and Leonard David stand in front of Apollo 11 spaceship at National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Photo Credit: Eric Long/NASM

Buzz Aldrin and Leonard David stand in front of Apollo 11 spaceship at National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Photo Credit: Eric Long/NASM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This updated book goes on sale May 5, 2015 – a historic date that marks the 54th anniversary of the first U.S. human spaceflight. On May 5, 1961, astronaut Alan Shepard made a suborbital flight aboard Freedom 7 as part of Project Mercury.

May 5, 1961 liftoff of Alan Shepard on suborbital flight - kick-starting America's human spaceflight program. Credit: NASA

May 5, 1961 liftoff of Alan Shepard on suborbital flight – kick-starting America’s human spaceflight program.
Credit: NASA

 

 

Aldrin argues passionately for pushing our boundaries of knowledge and exploration of our solar system and presents his “unified space vision.” He discusses the history of space flight, including a reflective, not nostalgic, look at the people, technologies and steps that were taken to accomplish America’s Apollo moon landings, and he plots a course of future exploration.

 

 

 

 

 

BUZZ ALDRIN GET YOUR ASS TO MARS

 

Important Issues

Mission to Mars spotlights some of the most important issues facing our nation’s space program today, such as:

— Why a second race to the moon is a dead end and a waste of precious resources.

— The blossoming of space tourism, and why public space travel by private citizens is critical as it makes space more familiar.

— Why there is high value on the political and collaborative front by letting partners such as China and India tie into the International Space Station.

— How best to establish a unified international effort to explore and utilize the moon, a partnership involving commercial enterprise and other nationwide building upon the Apollo mission.

For more information on this new book release, go to:

http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/15/mission-to-mars-my-vision-for-space-exploration-paperback/

 

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