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Starflight Handbook A Pioneer's Guide to Interstellar Travel

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ISBN-10: 0471619124

ISBN-13: 9780471619123

Edition: 1st 1989

Authors: Eugene F. Mallove, Gregory L. Matloff

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/30/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Introduction to Starflight
Objectives of Interstellar Missions
Rocket Propulsion for Interstellar Flight
Nuclear Pulse Propulsion
Beamed Energy Propulsion
Solar Sail Starships: Clipper Ships of the Galaxy
Fusion Ramjets
Interstellar Ion Scoops
Other Novel Advanced Propulsion Concepts
Interstellar Trajectories
The Interstellar Medium
Starship Navigation and Visual Effects in Relativistic Flight
Starflight between Fact and Fancy
Suspended Animation, Hibernation, and Hypothermia
Scientific Payloads
Detecting Extrasolar Planets
Appendices: Powers of Ten
Units, Constants, and Physical Data
Nearby Star Systems
Guide to Starflight Literature
The Twin? Paradox;? Energy, Efficiency, and Starflight Propulsion
Realizing Starflight: A Plan for the Future