The Relativistic Rocketeer

Volume 18

by James Essig



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/7/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 25293
ISBN : 9781984553515

About the Book

This book provides a continuation of the author's theoretical work on relativistic rocket flight. Included within are concepts for plausibly enabling interstellar flight ranging from high Keplerian velocities to speculative ways to attain virtually the speed of light. Volume 18 is not for the faint of heart or those unwilling to push the theoretical boundaries of what is possible with relativistic rocket flight. Lorentz factors as large as infinite values are contemplated and are mathematicalized as are values slightly in excess of one. The author hopes to inspire the reader with his whimsical scenarios with the desire to look forward to a future eternity of evolving rocket technology and the eternal delight and wonderment such will provide.

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 that the academically brilliant students would receive. 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.