Crossing the vast spaces between the stars has been a dream of many visionaries ever since the human race learned that those distant specks of light in the nighttime sky are other suns. However, reaching across the immense depths of light years to even the nearby stars presents one of the greatest challenges humanity will ever face, technological or otherwise.
This section discusses slower-than-light technologies. Faster than light (FTL) schemes will be discussed in their own section.
Artificial worlds coasting between the stars.
Hibernating across the light years.
|LORENTZ PROPULSION MICROPROBES|
Dusting space with thousands of tiny sensors.
Colonizing worlds with frozen zygotes and robotic caregivers.
From the Kuiper Belt to the Oort Cloud and beyond.
Multi-generation interstellar explorers
Practicing safe star travel
Circling between star systems.
|NUCLEAR PULSE DRIVES|
A GOOD use for nuclear bombs
Using the ultimate rocket fuel.
Sailing to the stars on a beam of light
Unlimited fuel for near light speed.
Using advanced gamma ray mirrors.
Manipulating gravity for propulsion.
Mining the vacuum for unlimited energy.
A million quantum jumps a second