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Re: starship-design: This and that.

In a message dated 6/22/97 2:44:24 PM, hous0042@maroon.tc.umn.edu (Kevin
"Tex" Houston) wrote:

>KellySt@aol.com wrote:
>> In a message dated 6/18/97 5:51:16 PM, hous0042@maroon.tc.umn.edu  wrote:
>> >Questions:
>> >
>> >To: Steve VanDevender
>> >Re: Traveling Faster Than Light.
>> >
>> >In message dated Sun Jun 15 1997 you write: (reformated)
>> >
>> >> More importantly, relativistic physics, as we now know it,
>> >> does not in any way prohibit a material object from traveling
>> >> at any speed less than C, but does prevent anything from traveling
>> >> faster than that.
>> >
>> >It is my understanding (limited though it may be) that Einstein's
>> >equations do not prohibit travel FASTER THAN the speed of light,
>> >but only prohibit travel AT the speed of light.  Is this not correct?
>> Thats what I remember.  Of course that transition past C might be a
>>  Its not a theoretical imposibility.
>The Transition past the C barrier might not be so dificult.  for a
>single particle, all you'd need to do is get it to make a small
>tunneling jump.  for example,
>1) Accelerate to near light speed (99.99.... %) as close as you can.
>2) make a quatum jump of only a very short distance which happens in
>zero time.

True, but how the hell do you 'jump' a couple hundred thousand tons of
starship?  Get them all to jump independantly, but bond them somehow so they
all come out in formation?  Oh well.