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Re: starship-design: Suspended animation.
In a message dated 1/8/00 11:39:04 PM, STAR1SHIP@aol.com writes:
><< near light speed? Man, you're just asking for it.
> Faster than light travel opens a whole can of worms. For one, we don't
>know how, and even if we did we would be hit by interstellar debris
>at near the speed of light, which would really tear a ship up. You'd
> need some kind of force field, or move space with the vehicle,
> and that's just plain silly.
One current theory of faster then light (inspired by a physist listening to
Star Trek technobable.) does involve moving a volume of space at faster then
As to impacts at near light speed. Yes thats a MAJOR problem. One idea is
to fire a stream of dust out ahead of the ship. Anything hiting it at those
speeds would be vaporized and simple magnetic fields could shove it away.
>First I know how-see Deja.com: Discussion Search Results
>for email@example.com and my message thread 4 light years distance divided
>by two years ship time = twice light speed.
Two years ship time, doesn't equal two years of real time. Your not going at
a real faster then light speed.