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March 06, 2017

Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet

Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet

By: Buzz Aldrin with Marianne J. Dyson

Ever wondered what forging a life on Mars would be like. How will you get the oxygen you need to breathe? How can you grow your own food? Where will you live?  Welcome to Mars is a fascinating and adventurous National Geographic Kids book about settling the red planet, Mars.  Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 crew member and the second person ever to walk on the moon,  chronicles the history of the space race as well as the information gathered from the surface of Mars by spacecraft. He challenges curious young readers to think about Mars as a possible future home.

Welcome to Mars is a fun mixture of non-fiction and storytelling that appoints you, the reader,  as one of the first pioneers to colonize Mars.  Along with the text, there are even fun experiments and activities that will help you understand the challenges that you might face if you lived on Mars. Anyone who is a NASA and space junky will enjoy this book. This book is suitable for children of all ages.

Review By: Julie Armstrong