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Beyond Earth - Our Path to a New Home in the Planets

Charles Wohlforth

From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer, a propulsive account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable. We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly more entrepreneurs-Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos-are seduced by the commercial potential of human access to space. But Beyond Earth does not offer another wide-eyed technology fantasy: instead, it is grounded not only in the human capacity for invention and the appeal of adventure but also in the bureaucratic, political, and scientific realities that present obstacles to space travel-realities that have hampered NASA's efforts ever since the Challenger disaster. In Beyond Earth, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R.Hendrix offer groundbreaking research and argue persuasively that not Mars, but Titan-a moon of Saturn with a nitrogen atmosphere, a weather cycle, and an inexhaustible supply of cheap energy, where we will even be able to fly like birds in the minimal gravitational field-offers the most realistic and thrill­ing prospect of life without support from Earth. (With 8 pages of color illustrations) From the Hardcover edition.

From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer, a propulsive account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable. We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly more entrepreneurs-Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos-are seduced by the commercial potential of human access to space. But Beyond Earth does not offer another wide-eyed technology fantasy: instead, it is grounded not only in the human capacity for invention and the appeal of adventure but also in the bureaucratic, political, and scientific realities that present obstacles to space travel-realities that have hampered NASA's efforts ever since the Challenger disaster. In Beyond Earth, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R.Hendrix offer groundbreaking research and argue persuasively that not Mars, but Titan-a moon of Saturn with a nitrogen atmosphere, a weather cycle, and an inexhaustible supply of cheap energy, where we will even be able to fly like birds in the minimal gravitational field-offers the most realistic and thrill­ing prospect of life without support from Earth. (With 8 pages of color illustrations) From the Hardcover edition.
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From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer, a propulsive account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable. We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly more entrepreneurs-Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos-are seduced by the commercial potential of human access to space. But Beyond Earth does not offer another wide-eyed technology fantasy: instead, it is grounded not only in the human capacity for invention and the appeal of adventure but also in the bureaucratic, political, and scientific realities that present obstacles to space travel-realities that have hampered NASA's efforts ever since the Challenger disaster. In Beyond Earth, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R.Hendrix offer groundbreaking research and argue persuasively that not Mars, but Titan-a moon of Saturn with a nitrogen atmosphere, a weather cycle, and an inexhaustible supply of cheap energy, where we will even be able to fly like birds in the minimal gravitational field-offers the most realistic and thrill­ing prospect of life without support from Earth. (With 8 pages of color illustrations) From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph.D., Will Damron

Length:

12h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:28


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:45


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:10


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:01


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:18


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:15


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:05


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:12


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:53


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:35


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:14


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:54


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:19


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:05


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:45


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:23


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:25


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:04


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:16


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:36


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:03


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:49


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:56


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:17


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:21


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:12


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:08


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:07


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:23


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

09:11


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:09


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:55


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

00:37