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Can you imagine being the first kid to go to MARS? HOW WOULD YOU like to ride a rocket all the way to the mysterious red planet? Humans have never visited Mars, but in this close encounter you will get to experience firsthand what it would be like. What kind of rocket ship would take you there? How would you survive on the surface? Open the book and take your first step toward exploring a world that no kid has ever been to before. You will be the first. Patrick O'Brien's detailed account of a trip to Mars, complete with beautiful extraterrestrial landscapes and detailed diagrams, will transport you straight into the future and all the way through outer space. Strap on your helmet and prepare to blast off!
Patrick O-'Brien lives in Baltimore, Maryland. He has written and illustrated eleven nonfiction books for children. His previous books have been about historic and prehistoric subjects-ùthis is his first look into the future.