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Frontiers of Propulsion Science (Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics)

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About the Author

Marc Millis headed NASAs Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project at NASA Glenn Research Center, and continues research on gravity control and faster-than-light travel on his discretionary time. This research gained wide public attention, including a 2001 cover story in Popular Science magazine. In 2006 Millis created the Tau Zero Foundation to extend interstellar flight investigations beyond what is addressable within his day job at NASA. Milliss other NASA work spans ion thruster designs, electronic instrumentation, and even a cockpit display to guide aircraft microgravity flights. He earned a BS in Physics from Georgia Tech and an MS in Physics Entrepreneurship from Case Western Reserve University.

Eric Davis is a Senior Research Physicist at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin, and the CEO of Warp Drive Metrics. His research specializations include breakthrough propulsion physics, general relativity, and quantum field theories. He is a technical contributor and consultant to the NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Program. His graduate research included the Voyager 1 & 2 and IRAS space missions. Davis has authored papers on the vacuum zero-point energy, wormholes, warp drives, and laser propulsion. He earned an AA in Liberal Arts from Phoenix College, a BS and PhD in Physics from the University of Arizona, and is a Fellow of the British

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Product Details

  • Series: Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics (Book 227)
  • Hardcover: 739 pages
  • Publisher: AIAA (January 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563479567
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563479564
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,429,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By David M. Livingston on August 4, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is an exceptional book and a much needed reference book. In addition, as host of The Space Show, both Dr. Davis and Mr. Millis were interviewed about the book and propulsion science on August 3, 2009 for nearly two hours. You can hear the interview at [...] While the science in this book is advanced, each chapter contains a summary that allows the reader to get all the chapter's high points without any difficulty. It's a fabulous tool adding value to this book. There is no la la land fantasy Kool Aid in this book. This is real propulsion science that goes out of the box to discuss and explore how we might be able to someday create a wormhole, mitigate or create antigravity, work with faster-than-light-travel, negative matter, and even accomplish interstellar travel. This book takes the reader to the edge of today's science and much more. You will also appreciate it because it places in one place the cutting edge research by the leading scientists on just how we might accomplish for real that which we read about and see in science fiction and when the sci fi is not real, you find out why and you learn what actually is real. I believe this to be a must read book and an essential research book for anyone with an interest in space development, science, science fiction, space travel, and our future. If you happen to be a student and are on the fence wondering what you should study in school or what careers might be available to you that are exciting and beyond cutting edge, reading this book will likely make up your mind to study the hard sciences and to get involved in the world of propulsion and related science. Listen to Dr. Davis and Mr. Millis on The Space Show and you will quickly understand why there book is the quality I say it is.
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The book is for engineers or scientists and cannot be read that easily. But it is a must have. The exceptional review and descriptions of breakthrough technologies and - even more important - how we should evaluate / consider other new ways, concepts, ideas to let space journey to the star doable is really fantastic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ken Vranish on May 26, 2014
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Very thorough descriptions of previous research attempts on a wide variety of propulsion concepts with excellent detail. Good descriptions with equations and technical detail which is very helpful in understanding. Very much worth the purchase.
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