The Relativistic Rocketeer

Volume 2

by James M. Essig



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/12/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 14196
ISBN : 9781524566333

About the Book

In this book, we explore far-ranging techniques for future relativistic rockets. In this book, we explore the notion of converting a baryonic standard model spacecraft into a neutrino-like state. All the text from my book “Call of the Cosmic Wild: Relativistic Rockets for the New Millennium, 6th Expanded Edition” has been included but interrupted by occasional new material to note and make clear the results of applying the neutrination mode to the spacecraft.

About the Author

I have been a science author and interstellar propulsion researcher for about five years now. I became really hooked on the interstellar-travel theme after responding to a thread on Paul Gilster’s Tau Zero Centauri Dreams website about five years ago and received a very warm welcome from Paul. At that time, I knew I was destined to become seriously involved in this exciting field of research. My love of interstellar travel had its genesis in my childhood. Through most of my elementary school age years, I was a shy kid, but one who was far from the stereotypical reserved nerdy geek. My grade school report cards were generally good but were far from the straight A cards that the academically brilliant students would receive. I had a very personal dream; however, that motivated me to get through the often boring school days. I dreamed of an unbounded future of human interstellar space flight. My infatuation with manned space exploration began early in grade school, fueled by the Apollo Space Program and lunar landings and the promise of manned missions to distant planets in the not-so-distant future. It seemed as though by the 1980s, we would definitely be sending humans on Martian exploratory missions. My interest in manned space travel waned a bit during the late 1970s through the mid-1990s but picked up again after I had read a book on real-world potential interstellar travel methods based mainly on known and well-established physics.