Accession Number : AD0274312


Title :   FEASIBILITY OF INTERSTELLAR TRAVEL


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECHNOLOGY PASADENA JET PROPULSION LAB


Personal Author(s) : SPENCER, DWAIN F ; JAFFE, LEONARD D


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/274312.pdf


Report Date : 15 Mar 1962


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : The feasibility of interstellar flight is discussed. Mathematical equations for single-stage and multistage rocket propulsion are developed; velocity data and transit times are presented. The conclusions indicate that interstellar travel is theoretically feasible by utilizing known staged nuclear-energy systems.


Descriptors :   *SPACE FLIGHT , SPACECRAFT , GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES , THEORY , TIME , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , INTERSTELLAR SPACE , EQUATIONS , ROCKET PROPULSION , STARS , NUCLEAR PROPULSION , VELOCITY , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Astronautics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE