Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration Audiobook, by Buzz Aldrin Play Audiobook Sample

Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration Audiobook

Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration Audiobook, by Buzz Aldrin Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: John Pruden Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781624609985

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Longest Chapter Length:

46:51 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

12:34 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

31:50 minutes

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Publisher Description

Legendary "space statesman" Buzz Aldrin speaks out as a vital advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as we know it. As a pioneering astronaut who set foot on the moon during mankind's first landing with Apollo 11—and an aerospace engineer who designed an orbital rendezvous technique critical to future planetary landings—Aldrin has a vision, and in Mission to Mars he plots out the path he proposes, one that will take humans to Mars by 2035.

Sections include

Foreword by Andrew Aldrin

Chapter 1: The View from Air Force One

Chapter 2: Time for Decision-Making

Chapter 3: Your Space: Building the Business Case

Chapter 4: Dreams of My Moon

Chapter 5: Voyage to Armageddon

Chapter 6: The March to Mars

Chapter 7: Homesteading the Red Planet

Chapter 8: The Clarion Call

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“Although the lunar landing is decades behind him, Dr. Aldrin is just plain passionate about humankind’s exploration of space. An extraordinary pilot, scuba diver, moonwalker, and the first man to board a spacecraft on its way back to Earth, he advises us to keep going—farther and deeper into space. Page by page, this book makes you want to slide into your space suit and light your engines.”

— Bill Nye, the Science Guy  


  • “Any time an Apollo-era astronaut steps forward with ideas for our future in space, it’s time to stop whatever we’re doing and pay attention. Buzz Aldrin, one of the first moonwalkers, has no shortage of these ideas. And in Mission to Mars he treats us to how, when, and why we should travel there.”

    — Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • “Aldrin makes a daring proposal for further space exploration in this exciting glimpse of the new new frontier…With all the ardor of a child raised on Buck Rogers, Aldrin imagines terraforming Mars into ‘humankind’s future home.’ Starry-eyed kids and those old enough to remember the original space race will appreciate his enthusiastic vision.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “The author’s human side is revealed as he movingly notes the death of Neil Armstrong with great grief. Readers can only imagine the uniqueness of their shared experiences. Recommended for NASA buffs and anyone interested in the future of space travel.”

    — Library Journal
  • “His ideas are undeniably provocative and guaranteed to stir controversy among both amateur and professional space-travel enthusiasts.”

    — Booklist
  • “A masterful array of strategies for exploration by a true space expert and patriot.”

    — Michael Collins, astronaut and command module pilot, Apollo 11
  • “Mission to Mars is pure Buzz: creative ideas flying off the pages, a big picture view of how to move forward, and a laser-like focus on why space exploration is key to humanity’s future. Buzz Aldrin has been making major contributions to the US space program for a half century, and his new book continues that tradition.”

    — John M. Logsdon, founder of the Space Policy Institute and professor emeritus at the George Washington University
  • “I’ve traveled to the North Pole with Buzz, and if I were to travel to Mars I can’t think of a better person to plan the trip than he. Sign me up!”

    — Norm Augustine, chairman, US Human Spaceflight Review Committee
  • “Buzz Aldrin’s Mission to Mars presents a bold, inviting plan to colonize Mars. His call that the ‘Earth isn’t the only world for us anymore’ is incontrovertible.”

    — Roger D. Launius, senior curator, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum
  • “No one’s given more thought to Mars exploration than Buzz Aldrin—a hero whose legacy as one of the first men on the moon may well be eclipsed by his contributions to engineering our future in space.”

    — Elliot Holokauahi Pulham, CEO, the Space Foundation
  • “There are places to go beyond belief, and this book is the call to get there.”

    — Chris Lewicki, president and chief asteroid miner, Planetary Resources

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About Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin, best known for his Apollo 11 moonwalk, holds a doctorate in astronautics and continues to wield influence as an international advocate of space science and planetary exploration. He has written a number of books, including several nonfiction books, science fact/fiction novels, and two children’s books.

About John Pruden

John Pruden is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. His exposure to many people, places, and experiences throughout his life provides a deep creative well from which he draws his narrative and vocal characterizations. His narration of The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers was chosen by the Washington Post as a Best Audiobook of 2010.