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Mars One: The Human Factor: Inside the Selection, Adventure, and Challenges of the First Human Settlement on Mars

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You may not be able to go to Mars yourself, but thanks to Mars One, you can follow along as Mars's first permanent human settlers prepare for their mission—and now, with Mars One: The Human Factor, you can step inside the experience of these astronaut pioneers as they live out the dreams of millions.

In 2013, Mars One announced their intentions to establish a permanent huma
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by BenBella Books (first published January 1st 2015)
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Laura Lacey
Jan 08, 2016 Laura Lacey rated it really liked it
This is a really fascinating book. The Mars One concept is thrilling and bonkers in equal measure, and, if it does go ahead, will be one of the biggest events of our lifetime. (If you don’t already know Mars One intends to send people to Mars to colonize the planet, without any belief that they will ever come back home to Mother Earth).
In this book some of the people behind the plan explain what skills, personalities and attitudes the pioneers will need to possess. They look at practical matters
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Amber
May 31, 2016 Amber rated it liked it
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I have completely missed the hype that must have superseded this book, but I am just as curious about who will be chosen, and why, for the first attempt at human habitation of Mars. This book is composed of a several essays related to the skills, personality traits and physical make-up of our first Martians.

Of note is the importance placed on the emotional intelligence, gender and creativity of the crew, instead of an emphasis on physical prowess. The essays are well connected and not too repet
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Adam Di Filippe
Jan 15, 2016 Adam Di Filippe rated it really liked it
I received this advanced copy through NetGalley for an honest review. (Librarian MS.P)

"Mars One" takes a very human approach to the incredible science behind the almost Sci-Fi mission to colonize Mars.

This was a much cooler book than I was expecting. From the description it seemed too analytical of just about everything about the Mars One Project. But the book is broken down into a easy to read, but still informative selection of information on what the astronauts to Mars will endure before and
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Stefanie
May 19, 2016 Stefanie rated it really liked it
A remarkably interesting introduction to what it would really mean to live on Mars. This book doesn't pretend everything is perfect in the eyes of Mars One (the introduction is written by a man who admits that he doesn't believe the timeframe or cost estimate are realistic) but it does a great job of showing the hope and sense of exploration and curiosity that those involved in Mars One have, and it's exciting. The book covers health issues, technology issues, interpersonal issues, and discusses ...more
Alissa Kowalski
Jun 20, 2016 Alissa Kowalski rated it it was amazing
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I've always been pretty excited about space and space travel, but having the Mars One Project outline all of the plans and goals for a permanent settlement on Mars was a fascinating read. Not only does it get into the technical aspects of space travel and Mars habitation, but the essays concerning interpersonal relationships, equality, and creativity were exceptional. Would I go to Mars? I think I might.
Cori Nichols
May 29, 2016 Cori Nichols rated it liked it
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Mars One was an interesting book that gives you a small glimpse into what is happening now and what will be happening with the Mars One project. If you would like to read more as to how I liked the book you can check out my review. I won this book in a giveaway on goodreads.com.
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I finished this book of essays on colonizing Mars in two days. I found it fascinating. I will certainly be following the race to Mars!
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