"Mars is there, waiting to be reached." Buzz Aldrin.
A highly sought after autograph. This wonderful collectible has been personally signed by Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon, along with the co-author Leonard David, who is known by many as Ad Astra.
National Geographic, May 7, 2013. Washington DC. Buzz Aldrin with Leonard David "Mission to Mars: My Vision For Space Exploration" Signed First Edition First Printing. 272 pages. Forward by Andrew Aldrin. A dust-jacket, hardcover book that is not price-clipped. ISBN-10: 1426210175. Dimensions: 6" x 1.1" x 9". Very Fine condition. This particular signed copy was obtained from the first book signing event that was held in New York City upon the book's release. You will receive a photograph from the event.
About "Mission To Mars"
Any time an Apollo-era astronaut steps forward with ideas for our future in space, it's time to stop what 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
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 first set foot on the moon during mankind's first landing of Apollo 11--and as an aerospace engineer who designed an orbital rendezvous technique critical to future planetary landings--Aldrin has a vision, and in this book he plots out the path he proposes, taking humans to Mars by 2035.
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
"Colonizing space is essential for the long term survival of the human race, and Buzz Aldrin's book shows us how." -Stephen Hawking
"Buzz Aldrin has been as far from Earth as any human being, and now he's leading the charge to go much farther, to our next epic destination: Mars." - James Cameron
"Any time an Apollo-era astronaut steps forward with ideas for our future in space, it's time to stop what 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
"Buzz is one of the foremost forward thinkers of our time and this book will be essential reading for those who care about humanity's future in space." - Richard Branson
Very Fine without any flaws. The condition is of the highest quality for both the dust-jacket and the hardcover. The dust-jacket is now protected in a brand new archival acid-free Mylar sleeve.
- National Geographic 2013
- Signed First Edition
- Very Fine without any flaws