quarta-feira, 8 de julho de 2009

Solar Sails in Science Fiction

Science and science fiction maintained a symbiotic relationship throughout the twentieth century, especially with regard to space travel. The driest accounts of new scientific concepts inspired vast imaginative leaps by science fiction writers (who were often scientists and engineers themselves).

Their stories in turn inspired and motivated new generations of scientists and engineers to do the decades of hard work that produced actual advances in space exploration. And so it has been with the development of solar sails.

Solar Sails in Science Fiction - Alan C. Elms [ Download ]