Deep Space Propulsion A Roadmap to Interstellar Flight

As humans take their first tentative steps off our home planet, and debate the costs/benefits of sending people back to the Moon and perhaps on to Mars, we must also start to make plans for the day when we will venture forth as pioneers farther out into the Solar System and beyond - perhaps far, far...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Long, K. F.
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2012, 2012
Edition:1st ed. 2012
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Reaching for the Stars
  • Chapter 2: The Dream of Flight and the Vision of Tomorrow
  • Chapter 3: Fundamental Limitations to Achieving Interstellar Flight
  • Chapter 4: Aviation - The Pursuit of Speed, Distance and Height
  • Chapter 5: Astronautics - The Development and Science of Rockets
  • Chapter 6: Exploring The Solar System and Beyond
  • Chapter 7: Exploring Other Star Systems
  • Chapter 8: Solar System Explorers - Historical Spacecraft
  • Chapter 9: Electric and Nuclear-Based Propulsion
  • Chapter 10: Sails and Beams
  • Chapter 11: Nuclear Fusion Propulsion
  • Chapter 12: External Nuclear Pulse Propulsion
  • Chapter 13: Towards Relativistic Propulsion - Antimatter and the Interstellar Ramjet
  • Chapter 14: Aerospace Design Principles in Interstellar Flight
  • Chapter 15: The Scientific, Cultural and Economic Costs of Interstellar Flight
  • Chapter 16: The Role of Speculative Fiction in Driving Technology
  • Chapter 17: Realizing the Technologi