Most books about our future in space are written by dreamers. But Human Spaceflight: From Mars to the Stars is written by an aerospace engineer, Dr. Louis Friedman, who details exactly how exploration needs to unfold if our species is to value it at all.
—Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History
Open the pages of this exciting book and meet Lou Friedman, engineer and explorer, who's been exploring space for half a century. He wants people on Mars to stay, a challenging but rewarding endeavor that guarantees our nation's vigor and promises humanity centuries of adventure and discovery. For Lou, Mars is just a beginning—our intelligence and machines are bound for the stars!
—Tom Jones, author of Sky Walking: An Astronaut's Memoir
While much has been written about the human exploration of Mars and other inner solar system destinations, there has been very little about what the future of human exploration is beyond Mars. Friedman's book offers a chance to articulate what is possible—and what isn't.
—Jeff Foust, publisher and editor of The Space Review
Dr. Friedman makes a passionate case for targeting Mars as the end point for human solar-system exploration. Beyond Mars, he argues for humanity to utilize solar sail–propelled small-robot spacecraft to provide us earthlings with virtual human presence beyond our solar system. These views come from a person who has had a long and distinguished career dedicated to space exploration. A very interesting read of a different vision.
—Daniel S. Goldin, former Administrator of NASA