1986 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; SIGNED BY JOSH STOFF to previous owner on half-title page; Atheneum publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket quite good with minimal edge wear.
Describes an imaginary voyage to Mars by Russia in the 1990s, projecting from known scientific facts the way it might possibly be.
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Have you ever thought what it would be like to be the first person to explore Mars?
Joshua Stoff has, and in his version, the mission is manned by Russian cosmonauts in a spacecraft named The Ruslan after an early Russian hero.
Based on all the most up-to-date information on Russian and U.S. space research and development, this book tells how the space vehicle would be assembled at a space lab in Earth orbit. It describes the eight-month voyage through space and into the orbit of Mars. Four of the crewmen take the landing module to the surface, where they work six to ten hours each day...