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Human spaceflight : from Mars to the stars

Author: Louis Friedman
Publisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the future of human presence in space and the possibility of interstellar travel beyond Mars. Friedman offers viable, cost effective, and intriguing insights into current and future technologies that could expand humanity's concept of not only life on Earth but also life in space"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Friedman
ISBN: 0816532281 9780816532285 9780816531462 0816531463
OCLC Number: 930489445
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 150 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Introduction --
The human future in space --
Lighting the path : solar sails and interstellar travel --
Sailcraft in turbulent political and technical waters --
The planetary society and solar sailing --
Interstellar precursors and the 100 year starship --
A mission to the solar gravitational lens focus --
Extending human presence, not humans --
Creating a multi-planet species : humans to Mars --
Stepping stones to Mars --
Implications and conclusions --
Appendix : human Mars mission requirements.
Responsibility: Louis Friedman.

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"Dr. Friedman makes a passionate case for targeting Mars as the end point for human solar-system exploration. Beyond Mars, he argues for humanity to utilize solar sail-propelled small-robot Read more...

 
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