The Mars Challenge: The Past, Present, and Future of Human Spaceflight, by Alison Wilgus & Wyeth Yates (First Second, 2020)

A student and mentor discuss the logistics of a crewed mission to Mars. Detailed and accessible, this graphic novel-style approach usefully dramatizes some key questions and explains how difficult it is to mount a deep space mission. Topics range from dealing with Mars gravity to the practicalities of maintaining life support systems and mental health over long voyages. Useful and informative: recommended.


My own books are here, if that’s your thing. Newest is noir thriller East of England.

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