Welcome to my blog!
Updated: Jul 1, 2021
I am Christopher Lee Jones
Author of Mars Mission I: Surviving the Kessler Effect
I believe I will live to see humans walking on the surface of Mars in the near future.
My book covers just one potential roadblock to setting up a settlement on Mars. Every year more and more orbital debris, or space junk, enters orbit around the Earth. The Kessler Effect is a phenomenon where this space junk starts colliding creating more and more collisions in a non-stop chain reaction with the possibility of taking out military and commercial satellites destroying security and communications.
Mars Mission I is a realistic sci-fi story of our first trip to Mars. During this flight, our Earth faces issues from the Kessler Effect. This is an exciting and cliff-hanging story of survival on both Earth and on Mars.
It has been used as a reference in meetings with the Department of Defense, current and retired NASA employees as well as the Office of Orbital Debris Specialists.
I have toured NASA destinations, Kennedy Space Center, United States Space and Rocket Center, Red Stone Rocket Center and Marshall Space Flight Center and more.
I have researched NASA, SpaceX, rockets, Elon Musk and potential ways to travel to Mars.
What People are Saying
"I found it hard to put the book down because of how well the story is put together. I think the book illustrates the orbital debris issues better than the movie "Gravity.""
Donald Kessler, Retired NASA Senior Scientist for Orbital Debris Research
"I found this to be a compelling story which I did not want to end!... Jones does a fantastic job of not only telling the story, but also describing the challenges and logistics of the quest to establish a colony on Mars... I highly recommend it!"
Wade Anderson, World Traveler and Physical Therapist
"It was quite the thriller - tremendously engaging. In fact, it consumed me for a full day. I just could not put it down until I finished it. I expect big things from this novel - the top ten best-seller list or even a movie."
Paul F. Curcio, Retired Senior Law Enforcement Officer