Profile: Cheng Fan Soon


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Country: Malaysia
I like
1) Sci-fiction movie
2) Space and Universe programme on Discovery Channel and History Channel

my new website: http://population.my
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Is interstellar space travel possible?
Well, after reading Carl Sagan's "Cosmos", I believe it is possible.

Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" Page 152:
"If we lived in an interstellar spacecraft that could accelerate at 1 g, we would find ourselves in a perfectly natural environment. In fact, the equivalence between gravitational forces and the forces we would feel in an accelerating spaceship is a major feature of Einstein’s later general theory of relativity. With a continuous 1 g acceleration, after one year in space we would be traveling very close to the speed of light [(0.01 km/sec2) x (3 x 107 sec) = 3 x 105 km/sec]."

But, where can you get the energy to push a spaceship at 1 g acceleration for one whole year? The answer is, nuclear energy, whether it is deuterium+tritium or uranium.
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