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The Resource Beyond Earth : our path to a new home in the planets, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph.D

Beyond Earth : our path to a new home in the planets, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph.D

Label
Beyond Earth : our path to a new home in the planets
Title
Beyond Earth
Title remainder
our path to a new home in the planets
Statement of responsibility
Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph.D
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Presents a chronicle of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the idea of space colonization into an achievable goal, sharing arguments in favor of targeting Saturn's moon, Titan
  • "From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer, a propulsive account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable. 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, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix 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, where we will even be able to fly like birds in the minimal gravitational field--offers the most realistic and thrilling prospect of life without support from Earth."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wohlforth, Charles P
Dewey number
629.45/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL790
LC item number
.W63 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hendrix, Amanda R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manned space flight
  • Astronautics
  • Space flight
  • Space flight
  • Astronautics
  • Manned space flight
  • Space flight
  • Space flight
  • MCL Display space ships July 2019
Label
Beyond Earth : our path to a new home in the planets, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph.D
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The psychology of space travel
  • Who gets to go?
  • Why move into space?
  • Settling a frontier
  • The step after next
  • The way off the Earth
  • How to predict the future
  • The inner solar system and the problem with NASA
  • A home in the outer solar system
  • Building a rocket quickly
  • The health barrier to deep space
  • Robots in space
  • Solutions for long journeys
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804197977
Lccn
2016018868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)940933205
  • (OCoLC)ocn940933205
Label
Beyond Earth : our path to a new home in the planets, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph.D
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The psychology of space travel
  • Who gets to go?
  • Why move into space?
  • Settling a frontier
  • The step after next
  • The way off the Earth
  • How to predict the future
  • The inner solar system and the problem with NASA
  • A home in the outer solar system
  • Building a rocket quickly
  • The health barrier to deep space
  • Robots in space
  • Solutions for long journeys
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804197977
Lccn
2016018868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)940933205
  • (OCoLC)ocn940933205

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