Call of the Cosmic Wild. Relativistic Rockets for the New Millennium. Expanded Edition.

Call of the Cosmic Wild. Relativistic Rockets for the New Millennium. Expanded Edition.

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We have come of age in the solar system. We have sent probes throughout our planetary system and currently operate outbound probes well beyond the orbit of Pluto. These probes have had their genesis from within the ancient Chinese Empire in its bold experiments with black powder rockets during the first millennium AD and in the work of visionary giants such as Robert Goddard and Werner von Braun. A complete list of important contributors is to too large to include in this book. We are forever indebted to these intellectual pioneers. Last century, we mastered the mighty power of the atom to a high degree of proficiency. We have learned to harness a cosmic energy source in the development of the atom bomb. The vestiges of the tensions between the East and the West are waning in the post-Cold War years. Thus, we can now freely put the atomic genie to use for our peaceful bidding for a grand exodus out into the eternal star spangled blackness of interstellar space. Where we will go from there is any science fiction buff's guess. However, nuclear energy directly or indirectly will likely be a key that unlocks the cosmic door. The realization of our first manned starships will involve an heroic global effort made all the more heroic to a degree commensurate with a bold courage to contemplate future possibilities in cosmic dreams of glory. The required engineering programs will be Herculean in scope, the spacecraft assembly meticulously clean and detailed, the national, or more likely, global funding efforts bolder than anything humanity has ever contemplated to date. Many disciplines will be brought together under the common goal of designing, assembling, and launching our first manned starships. Folks of all occupations and economic status will be required. When the final designs are finished, the assembly is accomplished, and the crew and passengers are selected, we will enter a bold new era of star flight. Such a global effort can usher in an era of peace and prosperity. This is my calling. This is your calling. This is our calling. This is the Call Of The Cosmic Wild! Read this book to find out more!show more

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  • Paperback | 630 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 36.07mm | 1,755.39g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • Expanded
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507511272
  • 9781507511275

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