Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 11
03-02-2010, 09:00 AM
Originally Posted by mrvwbug View Post
Not likely, assuming a ship that could travel .99c (99% of the speed of light and just shy of 300,000 kps) it would take an observed 4.5 or so years to reach the alpha centuari system but the trip would be nearly instantaneous for anyone on board such a craft due to time dialation from travelling at close to the speed of light. A vasmir plasma impulse engine does about 55kps or about 1/60,000th the speed of light.
I didn't say it had to be reliable or even round-trip!

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