Max gets ready to go on the first human mission to Mars. This time, his mission is to help the human crew in the search for life on Mars, while providing the comfort that only a dog can offer on a journey that lasts more than two years. With sidebars on science lessons, this picture book also has a take-home message about the beauty and fragility of planet Earth.
Jeffrey Bennett is an astrophysicist and educator who proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage Scale Model Solar System -- the first science-oriented exhibit approved for permanent installation on the National Mall in Washington, DC. He is the lead author of best-selling college textbooks in four distinct disciplines: astronomy, mathematics, statistics, and astrobiology. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Alan Okamoto is a children's book illustrator and a space artist who has done commissioned work for the Air Force, numerous aerospace corporations, and college textbooks. He lives in Lodi, California.