“A brilliant teenaged maverick, Cristina Flores, is trapped in a nightmare totalitarian world—her every thought monitored, her every defiant act punished. Cristina’s dream of a career designing rockets is doomed by the low “social score” she receives from the all-powerful Autoridad. But her life changes indelibly the day a mysterious stranger offers her a one-shot chance to escape—by joining a small, secret team of young refugees on a desperate, dangerous flight to another planet.”
— Robert Bidinotto
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NASA has plans to send astronauts to the moon and then Mars. There will be a program to do this, tentatively named Aries, for the Mars portion at least. The crews are being carefully selected from thousands of applicants. They will be thoroughly trained. They will fly...
The Case for Mars By Robert Zubrin with Richard Wagner Free Press (revised edition) ©1996 revised 2011 This book transformed my thinking about human travel to Mars. Like every other space geek in 1996, I assumed humanity’s first voyage to the red planet would...
“Damato makes it very clear that choosing freedom is riskier. When people are free, they disagree. They make bad choices. They put themselves in danger. But freedom is still presented as the preferable course because it comes with purpose. Unlike the citizens of Harmony, who spend their days listless (and, in many cases, high), the young folks on Mars will find the challenge we all need to feel truly fulfilled.”
— Stephanie Souders