Compendium on Light-Speed Travel
About the Book
This book provides highly speculative but whimsical concepts on the subject of light-speed travel. Much unconventional mathematics is included in the presentation. Prospects of attaining light speed in spacecraft are considered as ideals of what current-paradigm physics permits at the mathematical level. Thus, it is understood that many of the speculations made herein are, if nothing else, offered as ideals or guideposts for our distant descendants to use as a road map or cosmic goal to work toward.
About the Author
My infatuation with manned space exploration began early in grade school, fueled by the Apollo Space Program and the 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 of interstellar-travel methods based mainly on known and well-established physics. I hold a degree in physics from George Mason University and previously worked as an inventor, having coinvented numerous apparatus for collecting and/or concentrating natural resources, such as sunlight, precipitation, and the like.