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Robert Pearlman

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In "The Wanderers," a private corporation called Prime Space is financing the first crewed mission to Mars and training three astronauts: an American woman, a Russian man and a Japanese man, reports the Associated Press.
Helen, Sergei and Yoshi will undergo an elaborate, 17-month simulation that will use virtual reality to mimic the round-trip mission to the Red Planet. Attention to detail will include goodbyes to their families, a realistic-feeling launch, an outbound trip through "space" and 30 days on "Mars" — actually an unpopulated area of Utah.

...[Howrey's] near-future premise is based on Mars500, a real-life experiment completed in 2011 by a six-person international crew. Howrey's Prime Space nods to billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons (March 14, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 0399574638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399574634

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