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Author Benaroya, Haym, 1954-

Title Turning dust to gold : building a future on the Moon and Mars / Haym Benaroya
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer : Published in association with Praxis Pub., 2010


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Springer-Praxis books in space exploration
Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Contents Go west ... settle space -- A short retrospective of our recent history in space -- Bootstrapping a lunar civilization -- Extraterrestrial tourism -- Lunar bases -- An early design and its construction -- ISRU for construction -- Biological issues -- Getting there -- Science and commerce -- Additional visions -- Mars 2034-2169 -- Issues for the next generation
Summary Our continued prosperity and survival as species will in part depend upon space exploration and manned settlement. This will provide resources for our industrial societies and create new opportunities and markets. This book is a journey into our potential future, as several nations today begin seriously to plan and build up their capabilites for manned space flight and settlement on the Moon and Mars
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Space colonies -- Economic aspects
Space colonies -- Design and construction
Space colonies -- Forecasting
Astronautics and civilization.
Space tourism.
Planets -- Exploration
Astronautics and civilization
Lunar exploration
Space colonies -- Design and construction
Space colonies -- Economic aspects
Space tourism
Mars -- Kolonie.
Mond -- Weltraumkolonisierung.
Bemannte Raumfahrt.
SUBJECT Moon -- Exploration.
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
Subject Mars (Planet)
Mars (Planet)
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781441908711