Andrew Rader advocates travelling to Mars without plans for return in his book ‘Leaving Earth: Why One-Way to Mars Makes Sense’. He supports the idea that a one-way mission to Mars is more pertinent that a go and return. It reviews all aspects of a crewed Mars mission as well as technical and managerial components. The author provides examples from history and personal stories in order to provide comparison points that are easily relatable. This makes the book accessible to a large audience.
The book highlights in depth the challenges to organize the farthest settlement ever reached by humankind. It also demonstrates some rationales defending a one-way mission in order to help space actors and spectators accept this perspective.
This book is pleasant to read with a writing style accessible for non-native English speakers.
“Disclaimer: The author of this work is not associated with the Mars One project in any way except being a second round candidate at the time of printing.”
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