The Relativistic Rocketeer

Volume 10

by James Essig



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/6/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 12372
ISBN : 9781543484236

About the Book

This book, The Relativistic Rocketeer: Volume 10, provides a highly mathematicized but eclectic mix of exotic spacecraft propulsion concepts. The book is a good match for those interested primarily in inertial spacecraft propulsion conceptualized in extreme proposals. The careful reader not already familiar with these speculations will hopefully come away with a renewed sense of fascination and joy for what opportunities may await our civilization for extreme impulse or inertial space propulsion methods.

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. He preferred an active lifestyle riding his bike and other outdoor enjoyable activities. 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.