On To Mars!

Chronicles of Martian Simulations

  • Vladimir PLETSER

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Arctic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vladimir Pletser
      Pages 3-7
  3. The Desert

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Vladimir Pletser
      Pages 75-78
    3. Vladimir Pletser
      Pages 123-128
    4. Vladimir Pletser
      Pages 129-131
  4. The Desert Reload

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Vladimir Pletser
      Pages 135-141
    3. Vladimir Pletser
      Pages 143-180
    4. Vladimir Pletser
      Pages 181-205
  5. Mars Tomorrow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Vladimir Pletser
      Pages 209-240
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-253

About this book


This book introduces the Martian simulations, one installed on Devon Island, an uninhabited island in the Canadian Arctic, well within the polar circle, and two in the desert of Utah, several hundreds of kilometers South of Salt Lake City. The book is based on the diaries during the simulations, held by Vladimir Pletser, a physicist-engineer, who was selected to attend these simulations. It relates the details of everyday life in these Martian habitats and of the scientific and exploratory work conducted in these extreme environments in preparation for future manned missions to Mars. Through the real experiences described in the book, readers will find space explorations and living on Mars more tangible. 


Mars simulation missions Devon Island Utah Desert The Mars Society Mars exploration Preparation of future manned Mars missions

Authors and affiliations

  • Vladimir PLETSER
    • 1
  1. 1.Technology and Engineering Centre for Space UtilizationChinese Academy of Sciences BeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-7029-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-7030-3
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