Chaos in action is a part of all of our lives. With Fly Me to the Moon: An Insider's Guide to the New Science of Space Travel, former JPL astrophysicist, mathematician and current NASA consultant Edward Belbruno shows how to harness life's everyday chaos and use it for something good such as low-fuel space travel or, as he puts it, "..surfing the gravitational field."
Belbruno's Fly Me to the Moon: An Insider's Guide to the New Science of Space Travel is part memoir, part scientific adventure story. Faced with a great deal of skepticism, it wasn't until a 1991 Japanese application of his chaos theory, the first of its kind as it relates to space travel, helped a stray Japanese satellite back on course to the Moon that theory became reality.
Using trajectories between celestial bodies which make use of both chaos theory and gravitational forces, this will enable space travel with a fraction of the fuel normally used.
Fly Me to the Moon: An Insider's Guide to the New Science of Space Travel won't get you a seat on an upcoming Virgin Galactic sub-orbital flight into space, but it will give you a better understanding as to the hows and whys of a dramatically reduced price of getting to space in the future. In the meantime, while you collect enough Bitcoins to head to Spaceport America in New Mexico, have a listen (see Tidbits below).
With a forward written by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Fly Me to the Moon: An Insider's Guide to the New Science of Space Travel will introduce everyone who has ever felt moved by the spirit of discovery to breathtaking advances in American space exploration.
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