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The Case for Mars: Concept Development for a Mars Research Station
This document describes a program to establish a permanent scientific research base on Mars. We present a Mars base as the much needed long-term focus for the space program. A permanent base was chosen rather than the more conventional concept of a series of individual missions to different sites because the permanent base offers much greater scientific return plus greater ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by University Press of the Pacific
(first published 2005)
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I'm sold: this is an enthusiastic and a well-constructed argument for how and why we can/must go to Mars. At times this book reads as an amalgamation of presentations that Wagner has given over the years. Despite his proselytizing and fundraising in the book (not cool), Wagner impressively communicates complex technology and science in accessible pros.