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*To*: starship-design@lists.uoregon.edu*Subject*: Re: starship-design: Constant 1 g Acceleration*From*: kyle <stk@sunherald.infi.net>*Date*: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 23:43:19 -0700*Organization*: InfiNet*References*: <01BC80EB.E5542C60@x2p24.gnt.com> <33B360BC.2DF2@sunherald.infi.net>*Reply-To*: kyle <stk@sunherald.infi.net>*Sender*: owner-starship-design

L. Parker wrote: > > Okay, I chickened out and didn't write a program, but here is the next best thing... > > Original by Philip Gibbs 21-September-1996 > > The Relativistic Rocket > > The theory of relativity sets a severe limit to our ability to explore the galaxy in space-ships. As an object approaches the speed of light more and more energy is needed to accelerate it further. To reach the speed of light an infinite amount of energy would be required. It seems that the speed of light is an absolute barrier which cannot be reached or surpassed by massive objects. Perhaps the light speed barrier is a brick wall... Give me the jackhammer! Plastic explosive, anyone?? Perhaps a bulldozer?

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: starship-design: Constant 1 g Acceleration***From:*"Kevin \"Tex\" Houston" <hous0042@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

**References**:**starship-design: Constant 1 g Acceleration***From:*"L. Parker" <lparker@cacaphony.net>

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