Sailing Into The Seas Of Forever
Relativistic Rockets For The Aeons. Volume 2
About the Book
This book provides an in-depth mathematical analysis of exotic relativistic rocket-flight scenarios. Topics included are energetics, propulsion, shielding, and other thermodynamic aspects of proposed relativistic space flight. The book covers a large variety of types and classes of relativistic rocket concepts. Perhaps the most unique aspect of the subject of the book is that Mr. Essig provides plausible scenarios for achieving extremely large Lorentz factors for the proposed methods of propulsion.
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 hard working 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.