|a287 pages :|billustrations (chiefly color), maps ;|c24 x 28 cm
|a"This big, welcoming book--brimming with mind-revving photographs and artists' conceptions and written with verve and precision by David--provides the foundation on which the scientifically rigorous, speculatively imaginative series was built." --Booklist "What a spectacular and captivating book. The text is expertly written, really engaging, and captures the optimism we all feel." --Pascal Lee, Planetary Scientist, Mars Institute
The next frontier in space exploration is Mars, the red planet. National Geographic goes years fast-forward to take a peek into the gravity-defying world of outer space with stunning photography, amazing visuals, and strong science. This companion book to the National Geographic Channel series dramatizes the next 25 years as humans land on and learn to live on Mars. Filled with vivid photographs taken on Earth, in space, and on Mars; arresting maps; and commentary from the world's top planetary scientists, this fascinating book will take you millions of miles away--and decades into the future--to our next home in the solar system.
RON HOWARD has made a lifelong career in television and film, winning numerous accolades and awards as actor, director, and producer. He is co-chair with Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment, which has recently partnered with National Geographic on Breakthrough as well as Red Planet. LEONARD DAVID is an award-winning space journalist who has been reporting on space activities for over 50 years. He frequently contributes to the website Space.com as their ＂Space Insider Columnist＂ and is the coauthor of Buzz Aldrin’s Mission to Mars. In 2015, he became the first recipient of the American Astronautical Society’s (AAS) ＂Ordway Award for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History＂ in the category of journalism, and in 2010 he received the National Space Club Press Award.