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Apr 22, 2015

Ian and Jesse discuss life on an interstellar starship. When humanity begins to spread throughout the cosmos to explore and colonize new star systems, it will likely take many generations to travel the vast distances. What will it be like for those whose entire lives take place in transit between solar systems?

 

Links to topics discussed:

Interstellar's black hole breakthrough:
http://www.wired.com/2014/10/astrophysics-interstellar-black-hole/

Project Orion:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Orion_%28nuclear_propulsion%29

100 Year Starship: 
http://100yss.org/

Freeman Dyson:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Dyson

 

Theme music, used with permission, by Jonathan Coulton.

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