The United States plans to send astronauts to Mars around 2035, and MISSION: MARS shows kids how they could start training to join the first crew to the Red Planet! The author, a leading Mars expert, shows the "Future Mars Explorers" the latest designs for spacesuits and exploration rovers. Readers will also learn how to navigate a spaceship, search for alien life, and get an up-close look at some of the world's leading space scientists at work. MISSION: MARS is visually-driven and written in exciting kid-friendly language. It acts as both a training manual and a reference book for future Mars explorers!
“ATTENTION, NEW RECRUITS . . . Your mission: Begin Basic Training to become a Future Mars Explorer.” That may sound like science fiction, but look who’s talking: planetary scientist Pascal Lee, chairman of the Mars Institute and director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project. Referencing a plan to send humans to Mars around 2035, Pascal introduces future astronauts to the planet Mars, their training in Mars-like environments on Earth, their spacecraft,...