SpringerBriefs in Space Development

Moon First and Mars Second

A Practical Approach to Human Space Exploration

Authors: Reneau, Allyson

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  • Explores the complex factors surrounding exploration to the Moon and Mars
  • Includes a primer in lunar and Martian planetary sciences
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This SpringerBrief explores the technological, economic, physiological, and psychological comparisons between a journey to the Moon versus a journey to Mars, taking into consideration the national and international perspectives at play. The author spent over six years interviewing leading space experts from around the world to learn why lunar habitats and the creation of a permanent presence on the Moon are an essential next step to human exploration and settlement in space. Practical reasons related to energy, telecommunications and networking, robotic systems, medical and scientific research, material processing, and more show why it must be the Moon First and Mars Second. These findings and recommendations have been adopted by current NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, as well as the current U. S. president.  The research in this text reflects the author's experiences working internally within NASA Headquarters, the FAA Commercial Spaceflight Office, as well as the International Space University. It is partially based on Reneau’s award-winning Harvard thesis in conjunction with her Master's in International Relations.

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Allyson was a graduate of the NASA-sponsored International Space University in Montreal, and was asked to teach space entrepreneurship for the ISU for several years. She has held internships at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, the FAA Commercial Spaceflight Office, and the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.  Her award-winning Harvard thesis has been published and referred to as a framework for our current US Space Policy.
Allyson has been in high demand internationally to advise space-emerging nations on the importance of a national space program, speaking with Presidents, as well as members of their cabinet. Her passion to elevate the educational levels of women and children motivates her deeply.  
Allyson Reneau is a successful business owner and is coach of Olympic hopefuls in the sport of gymnastics. In pursuit of a lifelong dream, Allyson graduated summa cum laude from Harvard with a Masters in International Relations.  She was recently nominated as Harvard’s 2018 Emerging Leader of the Year.  Allyson enjoys running, jumping horses, flying, skiing and golfing, and has held her pilot’s license for over 35 years.  She has been featured on the NBC’s Today Show, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and countless magazines, radio shows, and newspapers.  

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Moon First and Mars Second
Book Subtitle
A Practical Approach to Human Space Exploration
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Space Development
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54230-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54230-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-54229-0
Series ISSN
2191-8171
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 104
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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