Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Interstellar Spaceflight: Is It Possible?

Another one of my favorite dreams -- the possibility of interstellar travel. This article from Physics Org talks about an interstellar internet growing from self replicating robotic missions to the stars. Interesting idea. Is this how the Borg will get started?

Interstellar Spaceflight: Is It Possible? from PhysOrg.com

With current space travel limited to just a few robotic probes visiting nearby planets, how realistic is it to think about reaching the nearest stars? For the short term, not very – especially when we speak of manned missions. But the long term - 50 or even 100 years - chances are good mankind will have missions, unmanned to start with, traveling to stars in our galactic neighborhood.

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