How would you like to travel to Mars? But how could such a complex and dangerous mission be organized? What kind of spacecraft are you going to need, and how are you going to get safely back to Earth? This project will involve detailed plans, an expert team, and the latest technology. You need something to guide you through this task, step-by-step. You need to know everything there is to know about Mars, to work out how to get vital equipment and fuel millions of kilometres across space, and to plan how you and your team are going to survive 500 days in a cold, barren, empty world. You need...The Knowledge. Mission to Mars, suitable for children aged 8-12, is a complete book about space exploration. It covers the following subject areas with detailed text combining with many superb illustrations and diagrams: Solar System Where to look for life in the Solar System and beyond Apollo mission Space probes The story of space exploration Destination Mars - mission profile Rockets, launchers and crew modules The mission, including lift-off, transit, touchdown on Mars, exploring Mars, return to Earth Created by Q-files.com, the great online illustrated encyclopedia: the comprehensive, in-depth, expert-verified educational resource for children aged 8-13.