November 14, 2013
I hope that this meeting will be a way for me to become more socially involved in interstelar travel prospects. I've mainly worked alone in my writing and research except for co-author Steve McCarter for out book, The Cosmic Wanderer: Unconventional Concepts In Relativistic Rocket Flight.
I found out about the starship meetup from an online advertisement.
I work on cuttting edge concepts for special relativistic space propulsion. I tend to focus on extreme gamma factor systems which may effectively enable the crew to travel at arbitrarilly many times the speed of light as well as forward in time in the ship frame. I have done much writing on this general topic and have 15 published books on the subject of primarilly sub-luminal inertial propulsion methods. If I could offer anything, it would be to popularize the notion that we can in theory send explorers, colonists, and emissaries to cosmically deep future time civilizations which may be many multiples distance beyond our current cosmic light-cone radius. However, I am also realistic and accordingly, discuss mildly to moderately relativistic space travel by way of relativistic rockets in my first book, Call Of The Cosmic Wild: Relativistic Rockets For The New Millennium. Thus, I live by the motto of the Tau Zero Foundation and that is Ad Astra Incrementis.
I am a science writer and free lance interstellar propulsion concept developer. I've written several books on interstellar travel methods which rely primarilly on well established physics principles and plausible extensions to current engineering.
The 100 Year Starship is on track to eventually be designed and flown. Might take 50 years or 200. I'll bet we can do it in 50 years provided a NASA, International, or UN mandate to do it was issued.