Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > New book from AIAA explores space drives, warp drives

Abstract:
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has published a new book, Frontiers of Propulsion Science, that compiles for the first time the emerging science of such novel propulsion concepts as space drives, warp drives, gravity control, and faster-than-light travel -breakthroughs that would revolutionize spaceflight and enable human voyages to other star systems.

New book from AIAA explores space drives, warp drives

Reston, VA | Posted on February 2nd, 2009

While the subject matter may sound like science fiction, authors Marc Millis and Eric Davis point out that a growing number of reputable scientific journals are discussing such topics, although at this point very few research projects have advanced beyond the stage of making initial observations and formulating initial hypotheses. This emerging science, and the realization that rockets are inadequate for interstellar exploration, led NASA to support the Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project from 1996 through 2002, to explore such concepts. The new book by Millis and Davis, written for graduate students and engineering professionals, covers that project as well as other related work, giving the reader enough starting material to comprehend each subject area, and decide if and how they might pursue their own research in the subject fields.

As noted American aerospace engineer Burt Rutan states in his Foreword, "This book offers the seeds for undiscovered breakthroughs."

Marc Millis led NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project at the NASA Glenn Research Center from 1996 to 2002. In 2006 Millis created the Tau Zero Foundation to extend interstellar flight investigations beyond what is addressable within his day job at NASA. His work with NASA includes ion thruster designs, electronic instrumentation, and a cockpit display to guide aircraft microgravity flight. Eric Davis is a senior research physicist at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin, and the CEO of Warp Drive Metrics. He is a technical contributor and consultant to the NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project, a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, and an associate fellow of AIAA.

(Published by AIAA, 2009. 739 pages, Hardback. ISBN: 978-1-56347-956-4; List Price: $129.95) Review copy requests may be e-mailed to Orders may be placed online: www.aiaa.org/books; by mail: AIAA Publications Customer Service, P.O. Box 960, Herndon, VA 20172-0960; by phone: 800.682.2422 or 703.661.1595; or by fax: 703.661.1501.

####

About American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
AIAA advances the state of aerospace science, engineering, and technological leadership. Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., the Institute serves over 35,000 members in 65 regional sections and 79 countries. AIAA membership is drawn from all levels of industry, academia, private research organizations, and government.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Duane Hyland

703-264-7558

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500
Reston, VA 20191-4344
Phone: 703.264.7558
Fax: 703.264.7551

Copyright © American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Malvern’s Dr Alan Rawle talks TLAs in plenary lecture at Particulate Systems Analysis conference August 21st, 2014

Water window imaging opportunity: A new theoretical study elucidates mechanisms that could help in producing coherent radiations, ultimately promoting high-contrast imaging of biological samples August 21st, 2014

Nanotechnology Helps Production of Super Adsorbent Polymers August 21st, 2014

Graphene may be key to leap in supercapacitor performance August 20th, 2014

Announcements

Malvern’s Dr Alan Rawle talks TLAs in plenary lecture at Particulate Systems Analysis conference August 21st, 2014

Water window imaging opportunity: A new theoretical study elucidates mechanisms that could help in producing coherent radiations, ultimately promoting high-contrast imaging of biological samples August 21st, 2014

Nanotechnology Helps Production of Super Adsorbent Polymers August 21st, 2014

Ultrasonic Waves Applied in Production of Graphene Nanosheets August 20th, 2014

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals

Water window imaging opportunity: A new theoretical study elucidates mechanisms that could help in producing coherent radiations, ultimately promoting high-contrast imaging of biological samples August 21st, 2014

Nanotechnology Helps Production of Super Adsorbent Polymers August 21st, 2014

Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life August 20th, 2014

Newly-Developed Nanobiosensor Quickly Diagnoses Cancer August 20th, 2014

Aerospace/Space

The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) is proud to announce the 2014 Space Elevator Conference! This annual event will be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington from Friday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 24th August 19th, 2014

Life on Mars? Implications of a newly discovered mineral-rich structure August 19th, 2014

National Space Society Calls For Less US Dependence On Russian Space Technology July 15th, 2014

Motorized Miniature Screw-Actuator Provides 20 nm Resolution, Based on Piezo Effect July 8th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE