MARS: Our Future on the Red Planet considers the imminent settlement of humans on Mars. Backed by extensive research and written by award-winning journalist Leonard David, the book is part of a major National Geographic Mars initiative this fall, including a documentary in partnership with Ron Howard, whose foreword opens the book.
Leonard David has been reporting on space activities for over 50 years. He frequently contributes to the website Space.com as their “Space Insider Columnist” and is the coauthor of Buzz Aldrin’s Mission to Mars. In 2015, he became the first recipient of the American Astronautical Society’s (AAS) “Ordway Award for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History” in the category of journalism, and in 2010 he received the National Space Club Press Award.