New Mars Forums

Official discussion forum of The Mars Society and MarsNews.com

You are not logged in.

Announcement

Announcement: As a reader of NewMars forum, we have opportunities for you to assist with technical discussions in several initiatives underway. NewMars needs volunteers with appropriate education, skills, talent, motivation and generosity of spirit as a highly valued member. Write to newmarsmember * gmail.com to tell us about your ability's to help contribute to NewMars and become a registered member.

#1 2014-11-25 13:48:02

RobertDyck
Moderator
From: Winnipeg, Canada
Registered: 2002-08-20
Posts: 6,743
Website

Amazon books - sponsor the Mars Society

For years the Mars Society has had a deal with Amazon. Buy books from Amazon, a small portion goes to the Mars Society. The Society used to have a web store with links for specific books. Today I got an email from the Mars Society: Amazon Smile.
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1585646
When you register, just purchase from Amazon at the same usual price, 0.5% of your purchase goes to the Mars Society. You can change the charitable organization the funds go to, but I recommend the Mars Society Inc.

Some books:
The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must - 2011
51vYKSco28L._SL500_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-big,TopRight,35,-73_OU01_SR63,100_.jpg

The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must - 1997
51t2gfjr6pL._SL500_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-big,TopRight,35,-73_OU01_SR64,100_.jpg

How to Live on Mars: A Trusty Guidebook to Surviving and Thriving on the Red Planet
51iMeDBmbyL._SL500_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-big,TopRight,35,-73_OU01_SR65,100_.jpg

Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization
51jMlY2g-pL._SL500_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-big,TopRight,35,-73_OU01_SR65,100_.jpg

Introduction to Space Dynamics (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering)
41TQBrThiRL._SL500_SR63,100_.jpg

The Origins and Technology of the Advanced Extra-Vehicular Space Suit, History of Rocketry and Astronautics (AAS History Series, Volume 24)
51mtZbdKVLL._SL500_SR63,100_.jpg

Terraforming: Engineering Planetary Environments
513MSkGr-ZL._SL500_SR63,100_.jpg

Offline

#2 2014-11-26 00:52:03

RobertDyck
Moderator
From: Winnipeg, Canada
Registered: 2002-08-20
Posts: 6,743
Website

Re: Amazon books - sponsor the Mars Society

Offline

#3 2014-11-26 18:21:27

RobertDyck
Moderator
From: Winnipeg, Canada
Registered: 2002-08-20
Posts: 6,743
Website

Re: Amazon books - sponsor the Mars Society

Not in my library, but very useful. These are compilations of papers published at Mars Society conventions. Many of the papers are available on the Mars Society website, under Mars Papers. Most of the presentations at Mars Society conventions don't make it to Mars Papers. You get a lot more by actually attending. Proceedings of the founding convention required 3 volumes, so you can see why they didn't do that every year. But here are select papers, chosen for publication. I wrote two of the papers in the last book. (Woo Hoo! I'm published!)

Proceedings of the Founding Convention of The Mars Society, Volume 1
thMarsSociety01.jpg

Proceedings of the Founding Convention of The Mars Society, Volume 2
thMarsSociety02.jpg

Proceedings of the Founding Convention of The Mars Society, Volume 3
thMarsSociety03.jpg

On To Mars, Colonizing A New World
thOnToMars.jpg

On to Mars 2; Exploring and Settling A New World
thOnToMars2.jpg

Offline

#4 2021-04-03 09:40:18

tahanson43206
Moderator
Registered: 2018-04-27
Posts: 7,325

Re: Amazon books - sponsor the Mars Society

Because a new member is about to enter the forum, I thought it might be worth while to update RobertDyck's list of books from Amazon.

It appears that RobertDyck may already have covered every title in the list below, but since he included other authors than Dr. Zubrin, here is a consolidated list of Zubrin books ...

Books by Robert Zubrin as reported by Google 2021/04/03

The Case for Mars 1996
The Case for Space 2019
Mars Direct 2013
First Landing 2001
Entering Space 1999
How to Live on Mars 2008

The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must   Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Robert Zubrin (Author), Richard Wagner (Author), Arthur C. Clarke - Foreword (Author), Sean Runnette (Narrator), & 1 more
4.7 out of 5 stars    343 ratings
See all formats and editions
Kindle
$13.99
Read with Our Free App

  Audiobook
$0.00
Free with your Audible trial

Hardcover
$44.87
36 Used from $3.00
9 New from $31.00
1 Collectible from $25.00

Paperback
$13.79
7 Used from $12.53
18 New from $13.05

Audio CD
$25.99
2 New from $25.99

©2011 Robert Zubrin (P)2018 Tantor

Mars Direct: Space Exploration, the Red Planet, and the Human Future   Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Robert Zubrin (Author), Erik Synnestvedt (Narrator), Gildan Media, LLC (Publisher)
4.3 out of 5 stars    76 ratings
See all formats and editions
Kindle
$14.99
Read with Our Free App

  Audiobook
$0.00
Free with your Audible trial

Paperback
$7.95
9 Used from $7.16
8 New from $7.95

Audio CD
$14.94
2 New from $3.98

©2013 Robert Zubrin (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

It seems to me that someone entering the forum with a view toward long term participation might want to have at least a nodding acquaintance with Dr. Zubrin's writings.  Of course his writings are published in venues other than books, and an attempt to find them all might well take a researcher some time.

(th)

Online

#5 2021-04-06 20:58:55

tahanson43206
Moderator
Registered: 2018-04-27
Posts: 7,325

Re: Amazon books - sponsor the Mars Society

My goodness ... there are still video's from the 2021 Mars Society Convention to watch, and news arrived today of plans for the next one:

Register Today!

The 24th Annual International Mars Society Convention
October 14-17, 2021 (A Virtual Event)

The Mars Society was founded more than two decades ago to further the human exploration and settlement of the Red Planet. The annual International Mars Society Convention presents a unique opportunity for those interested in the planet Mars to come together and discuss the science, technology, social implications, philosophy and a multitude of other aspects of Mars exploration.

Last year, in the face of the COVID epidemic, the Mars Society decided to hold its conference as a virtual event. This proved to be an amazing success, with over 10,000 people attending, and more than 150 papers presented. The online forum had an impressive lineup of high-level speakers from around the world, including SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

So the Mars Society is going to do it again this year with plans to make the conference even better, with great speakers, as well as panels and debates about the hottest issues facing Mars exploration and the future of humanity on the Red Planet!

Online registration for the 2021 International Mars Society Convention is now available (http://bit.ly/2021virtualconvention). Attendance is free of charge, and all are welcome!

Call for Papers

Presentations for the 24th Annual International Mars Society Convention are invited dealing with all matters (science, engineering, politics, economics, public policy, etc.) associated with the exploration and settlement of the Red Planet. Abstracts between 100-300 words can be uploaded at the convention web site (http://bit.ly/2021conventionabstracts). Please note that the abstract submission deadline is August 31, 2021.


The Mars Society
11111 West 8th Avenue, unit A
Lakewood, CO 80215 U.S.A.
www.marssociety.org
https://www.facebook.com/TheMarsSociety
@TheMarsSociety

Copyright (c) 2021 The Mars Society
All rights reserved.

(th)

Online

#6 2021-04-21 14:29:20

tahanson43206
Moderator
Registered: 2018-04-27
Posts: 7,325

Re: Amazon books - sponsor the Mars Society

Another update on a fund raising venture:

Just Days Remaining in MarsVR Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign

[Update] There are just a few days left in the Mars Society's MarsVR Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to fund our efforts to create a virtual reality platform for serious research to support the human exploration of the Red Planet. We hope that you will get involved in this important initiative by making an online contribution today!

The Mars Society, the world's largest space advocacy group dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars, is pleased to announce a new Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its Mars Virtual Reality (MarsVR) project.

Project Goals

MarsVR will deliver a stunning Mars experience to schools, museums, members of the public and future space explorers. The goals of the project are to create a high-quality virtual reality simulation of future human exploration of the Red Planet as a tool for both public outreach within STEM programs in schools and museums and to train analog astronauts at our real-life Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) located in the Utah desert.  There will also be a PC option for some of the core modules to encourage maximum accessibility for all.

Speaking about the project in our new documentary-style video trailer, Mars Society President and founder Dr. Robert Zubrin described how this new technology could make a huge impact on the future human exploration of the planet Mars:

"What we hope to demonstrate in our VR program is a new way of exploring Mars, one which could bring millions of people into the game, in terms of participating directly in the exploration of the Red Planet."

Campaign Details & Rewards

Our project aims to raise a minimum of $100,000 via its Indiegogo campaign over the next six weeks to directly fund the development and operations of MarsVR throughout 2021 and beyond.  Assuming a successful campaign, we will release this application on the Steam platform as a free download, with additional modules with crew training, educational and research-oriented content available for purchase at modest amounts.  If we exceed the initial 100K goal of the crowdfunding campaign, we will accelerate our long-term plans to work with museums and educational institutions to integrate MarsVR into their programs and curriculum.

Interested members of the public can contribute any amount to the Indiegogo campaign by visiting www.MarsVR.com.  There are several pledge levels available which provide rewards such as an early “Beta” version of the MarsVR application, the ability to place names of individuals and companies within the VR application, and to sponsor schools and museums to get the experience first. 

Also, for only the second time ever, the general public will be able to purchase time at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah by contributing to the project.  Some larger rewards include a VR treadmill from our partner Infinadeck, similar to the VR treadmills seen in the movie “Ready Player One”, and the “Ultimate VR Package” which includes the latest VR hardware such as a haptic bodysuit, smell producing hardware, an Infinadeck treadmill, and a VR headset with a high-end laptop pre-configured for the entire multi-sensory experience.

New Partnerships

The Mars Society will be partnering with the industry-leading team at MXTReality in Seattle, Washington, who have developed over a hundred successful VR projects including a magic carpet ride over Seattle and a VR experience of bungee-jumping from the Space Needle, among other work for commercial, governmental, and aerospace industry companies. Jeff Rayner and his team are experts in all aspects of virtual reality and have already been partnering with many of the leading companies in the global VR industry.

The Mars Society and MXTReality will work together to grow an ecosystem of supporters, corporate partners, tools, resources, and new experiences for MarsVR and will strive to bring awareness of this work to many different communities, including NASA, the aerospace industry community, the space advocacy community, and members of the general public worldwide.

For more information and to participate in the campaign, visit www.MarsVR.com.

(th)

Online

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB