This episode features and interview with Dr. Robert Zubrin, Founder and President of the Mars Society, an American aerospace engineer and author of The Case for Mars, best known for his advocacy of the manned exploration of Mars. Today’s host is Bill Hargenrader, bestselling author of Mars Journey, and Founder of the popular I Love Mars Media
Dr. Zubrin was the driving force behind Mars Direct, a proposal intended to produce significant reductions in the cost and complexity of such a mission. The key idea was to use the Martian atmosphere to produce oxygen, water, and rocket propellant for the surface stay and return journey. He is the President of the Mars Society and Pioneer Astronautics and Pioneer Energy. He has developed a number of concepts for space propulsion and exploration, and is the author of over 200 technical and non-technical papers and five books.
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