Destination Mars - The Story of Our Quest to Conquer the Red Planet by Andrew May In this book we are taken from the craze at the end of the 1800s to WWII and to the space exploration of the last sixty years or so. It is a short and exciting story which we will hear much more about in the years to come.  "There is every reason to think that in the coming years Mars and its mysteries will become increasingly familiar to the inhabitants of the Planet Earth." - Carl Sagan The first Mars craze started at the end of the 1800s when italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli published drawings of canals. This halfway mistranslation  led to some really good scifi stories like The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. Which, according to Wikipedia, later inspired Ro... Les mer

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I´m interested in the natural world and normally read books about science such as biology, our evolutionary history, astronomy, and general popscience. I occasionally dabble in archeology, philosophy, ancient history, and world religions too. To mention a few interests. I´ve also been interested in Diving, Kayaking, and Triathlon for years. Have also done all kinds of martial arts for more than 10 years. I´ve now been working for the Norwegian Humanist Association (Human-Etisk Forbund) since 2012.