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Welcome to Moonbase
Welcome to Moonbase
Author: Ben Bova, Pat Rowlings (Illustrator)
With the premise that man returns to the moon in 1999 and establishes a permanent base there by 2020, science fiction author and editor Bova here fashions an intriguing "manual" for pioneers arriving at the lunar community. With 50 detailed illustrations by NASA artist Rawlings, the guidebook covers Moonbase history, architecture, ecol...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345328595
ISBN-10: 0345328590
Publication Date: 10/12/1987
Pages: 254
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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technomage avatar reviewed Welcome to Moonbase on
Imagine you have been hired to work at an international base on the moon... when you show up for orientation, this is the book they would issue you.

Ben Bova has created an amazing work of speculative fiction, and along the way does quite a job of adding real science instruction on how such a lunar base would work. Bova covers everything from the air production and environmental controls to social structure and profitability projections.

It's fascinating, and one day (hopefully) may be true :)