The Relativistic Rocketeer

Volume 19

by James Essig



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/12/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 21444
ISBN : 9781984558756

About the Book

This book is about relativistic rocket vehicle concepts from a theoretical standpoint. Included in this book are a mix of concepts for extremely speculative relativistic rockets and concepts that are potentially achievable in a matter of mere decades from now. The book is not for those who are unwilling to explore new rocket concepts. Instead, the author hopes to inspire a sense of the whimsy regarding the bold prospects of a perhaps-never-ending agenda to explore further out into the cosmos. One notable feature of this book is that it is the first book in the series that explores tachyon rockets in a deeply philosophical manner amid a backdrop of mathematical speculation. So the reader looking for some new whimsical content with plausibility arguments will likely highly enjoy this book.

About the Author

James Essig’s love of interstellar travel had its genesis in his childhood. Through most of his elementary school-age years, he was a shy kid, but one who was far from the stereotypical, reserved nerdy geek. His grade school report cards where generally good but were far from the straight A cards. He had a very personal dream, however, that motivated him to get through the often boring school days. This dream is that for an unbounded future of human interstellar space-flight. His 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. His interest in manned space travel waned a bit during the late 1970s through the mid-1990s but picked up again after he had read a book on real-world potential interstellar travel methods based mainly on known and well-established physics. Mr. Essig holds a degree in physics from George Mason University.