Living of the Land in Space

Green Roads to the Cosmos

Gregory L. Matloff, Les Johnson, C. Bangs

Living of the Land in SpaceA number of new technologies - including solar sails, solar electric rockets, solar-thermal and advanced chemical propulsion systems, as well as a variety of aerocapture and tether technologies - are being seriously considered by scientists trying to figure out how we will propel ourselves through space. Drawing parallels with the terrestrial pioneers who had to “live off the land” as they made their way across the face of the Earth, this book describes how space travelers will exploit the resources they encounter during space travel to sustain missions to the furthest reaches of the solar system and beyond.

Living Off the Land in Space is the collaboration of two space scientists and an artist. It features not just factual reports from the forefront of space travel research, but NASA-derived images that present the human as well as the technological side of space travel and settlement. Those who wish to think about the future of the great human adventure in space will find it an indispensable source of information and inspiration.

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Extent: 264 pages; 8-page colour section
Binding: CB & J
Publication Date: June 2007
ISBN: 978-0-387-36054-6



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