Problems and Perspectives in Interstellar Exploration


G. Vulpetti (1999), JBIS52, 307-323

Refcode: 1999.52.307

This paper is the continuation of an effort started by a previous paper [1], that included major aspects issued up to September 1998 relevant to the feasibility of the problem known as The Interstellar Flight (TIF) – as far as present human knowledge with reasonable extrapolations is concerned. The present work represents (1) a significant revision also including comments and questions from many distinguished investigators on different areas/fields of space flight and exploration, (2) a focus on new meaningful concepts that are reported and discussed.