Dr Zubrin is an astronautical engineer and president of the Mars Society. He has spent much of his life in developing the case for a manned mission to Mars. This is an interesting and easy to read story.
"From renowned Mars visionary Robert Zubrin comes his much anticipated debut novel - a work of fiction born from the facts that inspired his groundbreaking nonfiction works ... Filled with startling authenticity, First Landing follows humankind's first manned mission to Mars, a new frontier of undreamed-of possibilities and nightmarish consequences ... "