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Mars Missions

In the autumn of 1899, a young man in New England named Robert Goddard had a vision of flying to Mars. Years later, he would be famous as the "Father of the Space Age". In the White House's Vision for Space Exploration, NASA has been directed to human exploration beyond low earth orbit, towards the Moon, and off to Mars. This bibliography will provide an overview of current plans for missions to Mars, especially manned exploration of the Red Planet.

All items are available at the Headquarters Library, except as noted. NASA Headquarters employees and contractors: call (358-0172) or email Library@hq.nasa.gov for information on borrowing or in-library use of any of these items. Members of the public, contact your Local Library for the availibilty of these items. NASA Headquarters employees can request additional materials or research on this topic. The Library welcomes your comments or suggestions about this webpage.

Contents: Books and Multimedia Articles and Reports Internet Resources

Books and Multimedia

Clarke, Jonathan D. A. Mars Analog Research. San Diego, CA: Published for the American Astronautical Society by Univelt, 2006.
Cockell, Charles S. (ed.). Martian Expedition Planning: Proceedings of the Martian Expedition Planning Symposium of the British Interplanetary Society. San Diego, CA: published for the American Astronautical Society and the British Interplanetary Society by Univelt, Inc., 2004.
Davis, Mark J. Mars: Dead or Alive. Boston, MA: WGBH Video, 2004.
TL799 .M3 D43 2004 DVD
__________. Welcome to Mars. Boston, MA: WGBH Video, 2005.
QB641 .W45 2005 DVD
Elachi, Charles. Dr. Elachi's MER video clips. Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2004.
TL799 .M3 D7 2004 VIDEO
Godwin, Robert. Mars. Burlington, Ont.: Apogee Books, 2005.
QB641 .G63 2005 BOOKSTACKS
__________. Mars: The NASA Mission Reports. Burlington, Ont.: Apogee Books, 2000, 2004.
TL799 .M3 M37 2000, 2004 BOOKSTACKS
Goursac, Olivier de. Visions of Mars. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 2005.
QB641 .G69 2005 BOOKSTACKS
Harland, David M. Water and the Search for Life on Mars. Berlin; New York: Springer; Chichester, UK: In association with Praxis Publishing, 2005.
QB643 .W38 H37 2005 BOOKSTACKS
Mars Science Program Synthesis Group. Mars Exploration Strategy, 2009-2020. Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2004.
TL521.312 .M37 2004 BOOKSTACKS
McElyea, Tim. Project Constellation: Moon, Mars, and Beyond. Burlington, Ont.: Apogee Books, 2007.
TL789.8 .U6 C66 M34 2007 BOOKSTACKS
National Research Council. Committee to Review the Next Decade Mars Architecture. Assessment of NASA's Mars Architecture, 2007-2016. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2006.
QB641 .A87 2006 BOOKSTACKS
Passport to Knowledge. What Went Right. Morristown, NJ: Passport to Knowledge, 2006.
QB641 .W43 2006 DVD
Shayler, David. Marswalk One: First Steps on a New Planet. Berlin ; New York: Springer; Chichester, UK: In association with Praxis Publishing, 2005.
TL799 .M3 S53 2005 BOOKSTACKS
Squyres, Steven W. Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet. New York, NY: Hyperion, 2005.
QB641 .S67 2005 BOOKSTACKS
Tokano, Tetsuya. Water on Mars and Life. Berlin; New York: Springer, 2005.
QB643 .W38 T65 2005 BOOKSTACKS
Zubrin, Robert and Frank Crossman. On to Mars II: Exploring and Settling a New World. Burlington, Ont.: Apogee, 2005.
TL799 .M3 O58 2005 BOOKSTACKS

Articles and Reports

Atreya, Sushil K. "The Mystery of Methane on Mars and Titan", Scientific American, vol. CCXCVI, no. 5 (May 2007), p. 42-51.
Bell, Jim. "The Red Planet's Watery Past", Scientific American, vol. CCXCV, no. 6 (Dec. 2006), p. 62-69.
Criswell, Marvin E., et al. Planetary Protection Issues in the Human Exploration of Mars. NASA/CP-2005-213461. Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, June 2005.
(20050245096: (2 Aug. 2006) NTRS)
Cucinotta, Francis A., Myung-Hee Y. Kim, and Lei Ren. Managing Lunar and Mars Mission Radiation Risks. NASA/TP-2005-213164. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, July 2005.
(20050236350: (10 Nov. 2005) NTRS)
David, Leonard. "Destination Mars: Paving the Road to the Red Planet", Ad Astra, vol. XVIII, no. 4 (Winter 2006), p. 25.
Note: This issue of Ad Astra was a special issue covering manned and unmanned missions to Mars.
Golombek, MP, et al. "Assessment of Mars Exploration Rover landing site predictions", Nature, vol. CDXXXVI, no. 7047 (7 July 2005), p. 44-48.
Korth, David, et al. Integrated Human-Robotic Missions to the Moon and Mars: Mission Operations Design Implications. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, 2006.
(20060056403: (4 Jan 2007) NTRS)
Palucka, Tim. "Living on Mars Time", Astronomy, vol. XXXIV, no. 3 (March 2006), p. 42-45.
Wallace-Wells, Benjamin. "Mars or Bust", Rolling Stone, no. 994 (23 Feb. 2006), p. 44-48.
Available through Periodical Abstracts

Internet Resources

Davis, Cale. The Case for Mars. 5 Sept. 2002 [12 July 2007]
Dunbar, Brian. Explore Mars. 5 July 2007 [12 July 2007]
__________. Moon, Mars, and Beyond. 13 June 2007. [13 July 2007]
Mars Informatics. The Mars Journal. 9 March 2007 [17 Oct. 2007]
Mars Institute. 27 Nov. 2006 [13 July 2007]
Mars Society. 2007 [13 July 2007]
Morrison, Stacey. Space Life Sciences Directorate. 11 May 2006 [16 July 2007.
Viotti, Michelle, et al. Mars Exploration. 11 July 2007 [12 July 2007]
Williams, David R. NSSDC: Mars. 9 July 2007 [12 July 2007]
Note: This webpage has links to many resources about Mars, including maps and online books.

Last Updated: July 2007