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News Cafe Book Collections - Landing on Mars

Landing on Mars

November-December, 2015

On September 28, 2015, NASA confirmed evidence collected by its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. In October, they released a 36 page report detailing NASA’s progress and strategy for the next two decades, to explore the possibilities of living in deep space for extended periods of time. NASA believes that Mars’ geological evolution and climate cycles are comparable to Earth’s, and for the first time, sustaining life on Mars is an achievable goal. This collection explores classic, new and lesser-known titles in the genres of science and science fiction dealing with the possibilities of humans on Mars and beyond.

The Books

  • Cosmos - Carl Sagan
  • Pale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan
  • Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy - Kip Thorne
  • The Science of Interstellar - Kip Thorne
  • The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimension, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory - Brian Greene
  • The Illustrated Theory of Everything - Stephen Hawking
  • Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension - Michio Kaku 
  • Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries - Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station - Chris Hadfield
  • Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet - Buzz Aldrin
  • Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space - Lynn Sherr
  •  The Martian - Andy Weir
  •  The Right Stuff - Tom Wolfe
  •  The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why Me Must - Robert Zubrin
  •  Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void - Mary Roach The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury 
  • Infinite Worlds: The People and Places of Space Exploration - Michael Soluri
  • Failure is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond - Gene Kranz
  • Almost Heaven: The Story of Women in Space - Betty Ann Holtzmann Kevles
  • Postcards from Pluto: A Tour of the Solar System - Loreen Leedy
  • Comets, Stars, The Moon and Mars - Doug Flori
  • Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream - Tanya Lee Stone
  • You Are the First Kid on Mars - Patrick O'Brien
  • A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs

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