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This is a set of six web pages describing four unconventional methods of accelerating spacecraft. These are using cannons, nuclear power, solar sails and ion rockets. Gravity-assist maneuvers near moving planets or moons, is described later in the larger work. This is part of the work "From Stargazers to Starships" that introduces physical concepts using space science and an historical perspective. Translations are available in French, Spanish, and Italian.
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© 2004 David P. Stern
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HARP, SHARP, light pressure, nuclear space propulsion, ramjet, scramjet, solar sail
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Metadata instance created June 6, 2004 by David Stern
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February 27, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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D. Stern, (2004), WWW Document, (http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/SSHARP.htm).
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D. Stern, Far-out Pathways to Space: Great Guns?, (2004), <http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/SSHARP.htm>.
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Stern, D. (2004, September 24). Far-out Pathways to Space: Great Guns?. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/SSHARP.htm
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Stern, David. Far-out Pathways to Space: Great Guns?. September 24, 2004. http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/SSHARP.htm (accessed 13 December 2017).
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Stern, David. Far-out Pathways to Space: Great Guns?. 2004. 24 Sep. 2004. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/SSHARP.htm>.
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