The Starflight Handbook: A Pioneer's Guide to Interstellar Travel
* In-depth discussions of everything from nuclear pulse propulsion engines to in-flight navigation, in flowing, non-technical language
* Sidebars and appendices cover technical and mathematical concepts in detail
* Seventy-five elegant and enlightening illustrations depicting starships and their hardware
Objectives of Interstellar Missions.
Rocket Propulsion for Interstellar Flight.
Nuclear Pulse Propulsion.
Beamed Energy Propulsion.
Solar Sail Starships: Clipper Ships of the Galaxy.
Interstellar Ion Scoops.
Other Novel Advanced Propulsion Concepts.
The Interstellar Medium.
Starship Navigation and Visual Effects in Relativistic Flight.
Starflight between Fact and Fancy.
Suspended Animation, Hibernation, and Hypothermia.
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.