Welcome to Mars

Welcome to Mars

Making A Home on the Red Planet

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Space is still the final frontier and Mars continues to make news and attract generations of young people. In this fascinating book, hero-astronaut Buzz Aldrin challenges curious kids to think about Mars as not just a faraway red planet but as a possible future home for Earthlings!

What will your new home be like? How will you get there? What will you eat for breakfast? Find out what life might be like far, far from Earth as you navigate your way through this fun and fascinating book. What kid wouldn't want to blast off with him on this (literary) journey!

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781426322068
Branch Call Number: J 523.43 Ald
Characteristics: 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 26 cm.

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marion1983
Jul 03, 2019

Former astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, explains the steps necessary to put a human colony on Mars. He developed the concept of a spacecraft that orbits between Mars and Earth every 26 months. The Aldrin Cycler is one idea being considered by NASA because it does not use the amount of fuel a traditional rocket would. Aldrin and his author, Marianne Dyson have a very readable and interesting book on what it will take to go to and live on Mars. He even suggests how over hundreds of years, it would be possible to red Mars, green. I especially like the activities and experiments for children that help explain the physics behind what will be necessary.

This is a juvenile nonfiction book appropriate for upper elementary and older. As an adult and a teacher, I found it very interesting from a knowledge standpoint. I also can see how a unit on Mars could be developed using this book.

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