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On To Mars!

Chronicles of Martian Simulations

Authors: Pletser, Vladimir

  • Presents a travelogue, relating all that happened in the preparation, during and after the running of three Mars simulation campaigns in the Arctic and in the Desert
  • Introduces the readers to problems that future astronauts would face when voyaging to Mars in a few decades
  • Brings some answers to the question “Should we leave our planet?” and “How to do it?”
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-7030-3
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About this book

This book introduces the Martian simulations of The Mars Society, the first one installed on Devon Island, an uninhabited island in the Canadian Arctic, well within the polar circle, and the second in the desert of Utah, several hundreds of kilometers South of Salt Lake City. The book is based on the diaries held during the simulations, by Vladimir Pletser, a physicist-engineer, who was selected to participate in these simulations. It relates the details of everyday life in these Martian habitats and of the scientific and exploratory work conducted in these extreme environments in preparation for future manned missions to Mars. Through the real experiences described in the book, readers will find space explorations and living on Mars more tangible.

About the authors

Vladimir Pletser is a professor and Scientific Adviser in Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He got his B.Sc in Engineering in Catholic University of Louvain in 1976, and Ph.D of Physics in Louvain University in 1990. He was a Project Manager, Experiment Coordinator and Senior Physicist-Engineer in European Space Agency (ESA) during 1985-2016. He has more than 500 publications, including articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, articles in international conferences Proceedings, technical/scientific papers, ESA reports/documents, and book reviews. He has given more than 600 presentations in different events, including 2 Presentations to His Majesty King Albert II of Belgium, ESTEC (2004) and Belgian Ambassador (2010), 33 invited honorary, plenary lectures at international symposia and workshops.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Arctic Before

    Pletser, Vladimir

    Pages 3-7

  • The Arctic During—Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station Diary

    Pletser, Vladimir

    Pages 9-63

  • The Arctic After—What Have We Learned from This Simulation?

    Pletser, Vladimir

    Pages 65-71

  • The Desert Before

    Pletser, Vladimir

    Pages 75-78

  • The Desert During—Mars Desert Research Station Diary

    Pletser, Vladimir

    Pages 79-122

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7030-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7029-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On To Mars!
Book Subtitle
Chronicles of Martian Simulations
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7030-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7030-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-7029-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 253
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 219 illustrations in colour
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