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Andrew Rader is a spacecraft engineer with a PhD from MIT in long duration human spaceflight and has has worked as a spacecraft systems engineer on half a dozen space missions. In March 2013, he won Discovery Channel's Top Competitive reality TV series 'Canada's Greatest Know-it-All'.
Andrew is currently a second-round candidate for the Mars One project, which aims to send human settlers to the red planet starting in 2023. He is also an avid trivia player and public speaker, giving talks at schools, on convention panels, at museums, and other venues.
He is also an avid Youtuber, with over 4 million views on more than 50 space, science, and history videos.
on Nov. 18, 2013 :
If you mind-melded Neil deGrasse Tyson with Terry Pratchett, you'd get the scientific wisdom combined with the hilarious footnotes of this fantastic book by Andrew Rader. I rarely read non-fiction, but I'm glad I made an exception. The title pretty much explains what this book is about,"Leaving Earth: Why One-Way to Mars Makes Sense". If you are a space enthusiast or just enjoy a fun, quick, intelligent read, this book is for you.
(reviewed 53 days after purchase)
on Nov. 08, 2013 :
Not bad but am unable to open the Kindle edition on my Kindle. Please fix.
(reviewed 44 days after purchase)