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Re: starship-design: FTL and Special Relativity
In a message dated 1/17/00 8:22:25 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>FTL is a IMPOSSIBLE problem with Special Relativity.
Actually thats not true. Travel AT the speed of light is impossible. Travel
FASTER then light just gives weird results in the equations. Nothing
impossible, just very strange.
Folks eaither assume that since you can't travel AT a speed you can't get
faster then that. But that assumes a uniform acceleratin, which isn't in
Also the idea of time travel implied in FTL freaks a lot of scientists out.