I recently read The Martian by Andy Weir. It's about a manned, 30-day Mars mission that has to abort after 6 days, and a mishap during the evac leaves one crew member behind and assumed dead. Once he realizes what's happened, he has to figure out how to contact Earth to let them know he's alive, and then stay that way until they can come get him. Luckily, the next mission is set to land about 1000km away and in about 4 years, so, no pressure. I read this in essentially one sitting, and while I am no astronaut, it seemed realistic...it was definitely realistic enough to get me thinking about the Solar Hero period. I definitely recommend this to anyone setting up a campaign in that time period.