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The Case For Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must [Book Excerpt]

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fifteen years ago, aerospace engineer Robert Zubrin published The Case for Mars, and issued a clarion call to his fellow scientists, and the people of Earth. We need plan our Mars colony, and we need to do it now. More »
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