The Giant Leap: Mankind Heads for the Stars
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Taking this to the First BC Ipswich Christmas Meet tomorrow!
(7/03) This is a fascinating and thought-provoking book, mostly understandable to this layman ;)
As well as the obvious science stuff about how me might propel ourselves the vast distances across space beyond the Milky Way; what speeds we can reach and how, what fuel, technologies for navigation, communication etc. there are interesting discussions on how pioneer societies might be organised, and what diversions are needed for the crew during flights lasting many years. However, my favourite chapters tried to guess at the commercial or other incentives for funding interstellar travel and exploration...one idea was the use of Einsteins ‘Time Dilation’ travelling at near light speeds where time slows down (so-called relatavistic speed) and effectively use time travel for commercial gain!