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Robert Zubrin

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Robert Zubrin


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New York, The United States
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Robert Zubrin is an American aerospace engineer and author, best known for his advocacy of human exploration of Mars. He and his colleague at Martin Marietta, David Baker, were the driving force behind Mars Direct, a proposal in a 1990 research paper intended to produce significant reductions in the cost and complexity of such a mission.

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The Case for Mars

4.11 avg rating — 2,721 ratings — published 1996 — 26 editions
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Entering Space: Creating a ...

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The Case for Space: How the...

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How to Live on Mars: A Trus...

3.53 avg rating — 322 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Merchants of Despair: Radic...

4.16 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Mars Direct: Space Explorat...

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First Landing

3.35 avg rating — 173 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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Energy Victory: Winning the...

3.56 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Mars on Earth

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The Holy Land

3.14 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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“If the human mind can understand the universe, it means the human mind is fundamentally of the same order as the divine mind. If the human mind is of the same order as the divine mind, then everything that appeared rational to God as he constructed the universe, it's “geometry,” can also be made to appear rational to the human understanding, and so if we search and think hard enough, we can find a rational explanation and underpinning for everything. This is the fundamental proposition of science.”
Robert Zubrin, The Case For Mars

“Currently we see around us an ever more apparent loss of vigor of our society: increasing fixity of the power structure and bureaucratization of all levels of life; impotence of political institutions to carry off great projects; the proliferation of regulations affecting all aspects of public, private, and commercial life; the spread of irrationalism; the banalization of opular culture; the loss of willingness by individuals to take risks, to fend for themselves or think for themselves; economic stagnation and decline, the decleration of the rate of technological innovation...Everywhere you look, the writing is on the wall.”
Robert Zubrin, The Case for Mars

“...[C]ontrary to your Earth experience and its derived cynicism, on Mars, such things are possible. Yes, fully possible, even for you, a person who obviously was a complete social failure on Earth--otherwise you wouldn't be here.”
Robert Zubrin, How to Live on Mars: A Trusty Guidebook to Surviving and Thriving on the Red Planet

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