MISSION: MARS In The News
MISSION: MARS Wins 2015 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Children's Science Books - Middle Grades Category
PRAISE FOR MISSION: MARS
"Pascal Lee is a true pioneer of Mars exploration. This book makes me want to put on a spacesuit and go to Mars"!
Buzz Aldrin, PhD
Apollo 11 Astronaut
Author, Mission to Mars
"I thoroughly enjoyed "Mission: Mars," ably guided by scientist, author and "training director" Pascal Lee. This guide to your future experiences on Mars is packed with great graphics and imagery, from Earthbound training sites to the red sands of Mars. Pascal's up-to-date travel guide will inspire more than a few Mars explorers to sign up for an expedition to the Red Planet"
Tom Jones, PhD
Astronaut, STS-59, STS-68, STS-80, STS-98
Author, Sky Walking: An Astronaut's Memoir
"I love, love, love, love, love, love Mission: Mars!...it's the best, clearest, most fun book about Mars I've come across... It's wonderful"!
Author, Packing for Mars
"From take-off to landing, a plethora of space science lessons and learning sure to delight and engage young explorers".
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
"I strongly recommend this book. It's a beautiful book. Wonderful job on it"!.
Marcelo Vazquez, MD, PhD
Professor, Radiation Medicine
Loma Linda University Medical Center
SCHOLASTIC-MARS INSTITUTE-SETI INSTITUTE - Press Release
"I wanted to write a book that would make kids embrace science, think big, and follow their dreams".
AAAS - 2015 AAAS/SUBARU SB&F PRIZE - Press Release
"By showing the latest designs and plans for the Mission, Lee helps readers envision the possibilities, focusing on a future in which they can partake, rather than on accomplishments of the past".
SETI Institute - 2015 AAAS/SUBARU SB&F PRIZE - Press Release
"Lee’ short tome not only conveys fascinating facts about the Red Planet, but by describing the nuts and bolts of future human expeditions, shows middle school students that science is not a subject to be feared, but is understandable and compelling."
AMERICAN SCIENTIST - Fenella Saunders
"A great introduction to a lot of wide-ranging space information for future explorers..."
BOOKLIST - Carolyn Phelan
"Attractive and affordable, this large-format paperback offers facts, insights, and adventurous dreams for armchair space travelers".
CBS NEWS - Danielle Elliot
"MISSION: MARS takes children on the adventure of a lifetime".
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE - Caitlin Marineau
"Kids can experience the science and drama of space exploration in this in-depth examination of a manned mission to Mars".
COALITION FOR SPACE EXPLORATION - Leonard David
"Readers of all ages can find value in this fun and fact-filled publication.
...There are red-tinted "gems" of information throughout the book".
MERIDIAN MAGAZINE - Holly E. Newton
NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY - Marianne Dyson
"This wonderfully-illustrated children's book is packed with clear explanations, fun-to-know facts about Mars, and personal tips about exploration from one of NASA's top planetary scientists".
NATURAL HISTORY MAGAZINE - Dolly Setton
"MISSION: MARS winningly captures the adventure, thrill, and risk of traveling to another planet for the first time".
NBC NEWS - Alan Boyle
"[Pascal Lee] explains how projects on Earth are preparing the way for human missions to Mars - and gets kids involved in the adventure".
PORTLAND BOOK REVIEW - Avery Heimbuch
"If you don't really like reading or learning about space, you will after reading MISSION: MARS by Pascal Lee".
CBC NEWS - NORTH
"Nunavut island stars in children's book about Mars".
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - Alia Wilson
"Hundreds of colorful copies of the book waived in the air".
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - Joanna Kraus
"For the middle-school student interested in science and space travel, this book is a bonanza".
SCIENCE - Maria Cruz
"Lee expertly guides future Mars explorers through six phases of training,..."
THE ABCD DIARIES - Christin Banda
"ABCD Diaries gives MISSION: MARS an A+"!
RELENTLESSLY FUN, DECEPTIVELY EDUCATIONAL
"An incredible book..."
NO TWIDDLE TWADDLE - Bethany Winston
"My intention to just scan the book soon turned into an inability to stop reading the book as the pages are crammed with interesting information".
SCIENCE BOOK A DAY - George Aranda
MISSION: MARS Selected for 30 November 2014
GIL GROSS RADIO SHOW - Gil Gross
"A terrific new book that is meant for kids, but I gotta tell you, it appeals to the kid in me".
LA VENTANA AMERICANA RADIO SHOW - Isabel Jubes (In English)
"My kids read it, and they love it"!
SETI INSTITUTE - GOOGLE+ HANGOUT CONNECTED CLASSROOMS VIDEO
YAHOO.COM FINANCE - Scholastic Press Release
"Children will also have the opportunity to...learn more about space from Pascal Lee"