How We Will Reach the Stars by John W. Macvery


Paperback. Condition: Good. 1969. Collier Books.

Can we travel beyond our solar system? In this book space expert John Macvey outlines many of the latest blueprints for interstellar voyages of the future. Among the intriguing concepts he describes in detail are suspended animation and time dilation. The most fascinating and feasible overall plan so far is generation travel, brilliantly dramatized in the concluding portion of the book, a record of the journey of the starship Columbus to Alpha Centauri, a journey in which six or seven generations of space travelers are foredoomed to die in the depths of interstellar space in order that the eight generation may begin a new life on a new world.