The Martian Race

The Martian Race

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March, 2015. Nasa's first manned voyage to Mars is about to launch. But disaster strikes - the rocket explodes, killing the entire crew, and the US government abandons the project. What they come up with in its place will change the nature of space exploration together. Businessman John Axelrod and his consortium have every intention of winning the $30 billion Mars Prize for the first successful mission to the red planet. He knows that it will involve far higher risks than the one NASA had planned. But he has no choice. He has to win.Early on, Earth and Mars teams agreed on a download at a specified time, to preserve the semblance of a conversation. ... The crew gathered around the screen to watch the latest video from Earth. ... There had been some talk early on about producing another wrapper with Mars life pictured, but rocks with wavy linesanbsp;...

Title:The Martian Race
Author:Gregory Benford
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2011-09-29


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