It was clear to me from the inception of Project: Mars that I’d need to do a lot of research. In order to get down into the nitty gritty of what I want to write/record/produce, I need to come up with a mythology for the world I’m about to create; ostensibly the world we as a race will create in about 150 to 200 years.
My goal with reading this is to understand the problems of current space flight so that I can come up with a plausible history. Whatever humble beginnings lead to colonization of Mars will dramatically affect the culture there.
At about 50 pages into the book, I’m very impressed with the technical details and frank opinions expressed by the author, Robert Zubrin. While I get that there are far more complex issues involved with manned space flight than I’ll ever fully understand… I think that this book will provide me with what I need to spin a story about early mars habitation and the pioneers who dared to have the right stuff to do it.
When I’m done, I’ll have a full review of the book over at I Smell Sheep at some point. Look out for it!