Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility [Kietas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Hardback, 405 pages, aukštis x plotis x storis: 236x161x34 mm, weight: 629 g
  • Išleidimo metai: 14-May-2019
  • Leidėjas: Prometheus Books
  • ISBN-10: 1633885348
  • ISBN-13: 9781633885349
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
  • Formatas: Hardback, 405 pages, aukštis x plotis x storis: 236x161x34 mm, weight: 629 g
  • Išleidimo metai: 14-May-2019
  • Leidėjas: Prometheus Books
  • ISBN-10: 1633885348
  • ISBN-13: 9781633885349
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
A noted space expert explains the current revolution in spaceflight, where it leads, and why we need it.

A new space race has begun. But the rivals in this case are not superpowers but competing entrepreneurs. These daring pioneers are creating a revolution in spaceflight that promises to transform the near future. Astronautical engineer Robert Zubrin spells out the potential of these new developments in an engrossing narrative that is visionary yet grounded by a deep understanding of the practical challenges.

Fueled by the combined expertise of the old aerospace industry and the talents of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, spaceflight is becoming cheaper. The new generation of space explorers has already achieved a major breakthrough by creating reusable rockets. Zubrin foresees more rapid innovation, including global travel from any point on Earth to another in an hour or less; orbital hotels; moon bases with incredible space observatories; human settlements on Mars, the asteroids, and the moons of the outer planets; and then, breaking all limits, pushing onward to the stars.

Zubrin shows how projects that sound like science fiction can actually become reality. But beyond the how, he makes an even more compelling case for why we need to do this--to increase our knowledge of the universe, to make unforeseen discoveries on new frontiers, to harness the natural resources of other planets, to safeguard Earth from stray asteroids, to ensure the future of humanity by expanding beyond its home base, and to protect us from being catastrophically set against each other by the false belief that there isn't enough for all.
Acknowledgments 9(2)
Introduction 11(8)
PART I HOW WE CAN
Chapter 1 Breaking the Bonds of Earth
19(20)
Chapter 2 Free Space
39(30)
Chapter 3 How to Build a Lunar Base
69(32)
Chapter 4 Mars: Our New World
101(24)
Chapter 5 Asteroids for Fun and Profit
125(26)
Chapter 6 The Outer Worlds
151(30)
Chapter 7 Reaching for the Stars: Worlds without Limits
181(34)
Chapter 8 Terraforming: Bringing New Worlds to Life
215(34)
PART II WHY WE MUST
Chapter 9 For the Knowledge
249(22)
Chapter 10 For the Challenge
271(16)
Chapter 11 For Our Survival
287(14)
Chapter 12 For Our Freedom
301(14)
Chapter 13 For the Future
315(12)
Chapter 14 What Needs to Be Done
327(8)
Appendix 335(4)
Glossary 339(6)
Notes 345(16)
Index 361