Living Off the Land in Space
Green Roads to the Cosmos
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Living Off the Land in Space by Gregory L. Matloff
Book DescriptionThis book presents a visionary concept for future development of space travel. It describes the enabling technology for future propulsion concepts and demonstrates how mankind will 'live off the land in space' in migration from Earth. For the next few millennia at least (barring breakthroughs), the human frontier will include the solar system and the nearest stars. Will it be better to settle the Moon, Mars, or a nearby asteroid and what environments can we expect to find in the vicinity of nearby stars? These are questions that need to be answered if mankind is to migrate into space.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780387360546
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publish Date: 6-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gregory L. Matloff
Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth, Paperback (April 2014)
This book provides information on the planning of space initiatives that can help humans tap the riches of the Solar System. This second edition examines recent developments and space launches as well as presents new planetary engineering concepts.
Paradise Regained, Hardback (December 2009)
What was our planet like before the advent of our modern civilization? What effects has our civilization had on the planet and its ecological systems? This compelling book discusses these questions and then creates a scenario for the re-greening of Earth.
Solar Sails, Hardback (July 2008)
This fascinating book provides an accessible introduction to solar sails and details how they work and what they will be used for in the exploration of space. It also examines current plans for solar sails and how advanced technology, such as nanotechnology, might enhance their performance.
More Telescope Power, Paperback (April 2002)» View all books by Gregory L. Matloff
This is a book of astronomy activities for kids ages 10-14, offering both kids who have telescopes and science teachers simple projects that can be done with telescopes.
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Author Biography - Gregory L. Matloff
At present, Dr Matloff teaches physics and astronomy as an Assistant Professor at New York City Technical College, CUNY. He has pioneered the application of gossamer spacecraft to deep-space exploration and has served as a Faculty Fellow in summer 1999, 2000 and 2001 at NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center (MSFC), Huntsville AL. He has participated there on a design team planning interstellar missions propelled by solar sails unfurled Sunward of the Earth. He consults for NASA through Gray Research and Teledyne Brown, in Huntsville AL. Les Johnson manages the Science Programs and Projects Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. In addition to his NASA credentials, Johnson also is an inventor. He holds three patents, including one received in 1989 for a laser-triggered, fiber-optic neutron detector. His most recent patent was awarded in July 2003 for an electrodynamic sail for propulsion. Johnson is also a two-time recipient of the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal. Ms Bangs' work is in many permanent collections, including MSFC, the US Library of Congress, the Mint Museum and the Chrysler Museum.
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