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BEYOND EARTH: OUR PATH TO A NEW HOME IN THE PLANETS

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Publication Date: 
October 1, 2017
Format: 
P
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Trim Size: 
7.9in. x 5.2in. x 0.6in.
ISBN: 
9780804172424
About This Item: 
We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly more entrepreneurs--Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos--are seduced by the commercial potential of human access to space. But Beyond Earth does not offer another wide-eyed technology fantasy: instead, it is grounded not only in the human capacity for invention and the appeal of adventure, but also in the bureaucratic, political, and scientific realities that present obstacles to space travel--realities that have hampered NASA's efforts ever since the Challenger disaster. In Beyond Earth, the authors offer groundbreaking research and argue persuasively that not Mars, but Titan--a moon of Saturn with a nitrogen atmosphere, a weather cycle, and an inexhaustible supply of cheap energy--offers the most realistic, and thrilling, prospect of life without support from Earth.
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Binding: 
Paperback

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