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Concepts for Deep Space Travel: From Warp Drives and Hibernation to World Ships and Cryogenics

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This article reviews some of the many challenges facing astronauts for deep space travel.
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Volume 12 Issue 5 - March 2018
DOI: 10.19080/CTBEB.2018.12.555847
Curr Trends Biomedical Eng & Biosci
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Concepts for Deep Space Travel: From Warp Drives
and Hibernation to World Ships and Cryogenics
Martin Braddock*
Sherwood Observatory, Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society, UK
Submission: January 17, 2018; Published: March 14, 2018
*Corresponding author:          
 
Introduction
       
   
to identify potential candidates to harbor or sustain life [1].
        
      
        

      

        
       
          
      
   

    
around the globe to safely develop or adapt a spacecraft to
 

   
   
         
   
    
       

        
advances in spacecraft propulsion technologies are essential.
        
       


Strategies to permit deep space travel
 
          
           
cons for each strategy described below are illustrated in Table 1,
together with supportive citations.
Curr Trends Biomedical Eng & Biosci 12(5): CTBEB.MS.ID.555847 (2018) 001
Table 1: Pros and cons of concepts supporting deep space travel.
Concept Pros Cons Citation




theories of relativity not violated



No space debris to collide with
vessel

required

attainable
No feasible way to enter or leave a
warp bubble
Develop hibernation or stasis



Effects unknown for healthy
individuals
[11,12]



to conduct clinical trials in healthy
volunteers
Technology not in place to
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Current Trends in Biomedical Engineering & Biosciences
How to cite this article: Martin Braddock. Concepts for Deep Space Travel: From Warp Drives and Hibernation to World Ships and Cryogenics. Curr
Trends Biomedical Eng & Biosci. 2018; 12(5): 555847. DOI: 10.19080/CTBEB.2018.12.555847.
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negligible senescence
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future potential
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principle
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continuous therapy throughout
space travel.
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voyages on world ships
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in foreseeable propulsion
technologies
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Moral and ethical challenges to
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transit
Develop cryogenic freezing
technologies
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current space travel propulsion
and voyage duration
Effects on physiology and central
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Effects unknown for healthy
individuals
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restoration after freezing
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to conduct clinical trials in healthy
volunteers
Figure 1: Alignment of themes to support interstellar travel.
A) Identication of candidate new world,
B) Deep space travel habitat,
C) Deployment of articial gravity generator and
D) Extension of functional human life-span.
Warp drive super-luminal, faster than light (FTL)
travel
This is a very speculative, but possibly valid, solution of the
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        
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   
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its inventor [8], it allows for the creation of a warp bubble in a
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    
   
         
     
that was travelling outside the warp bubble. Although in theory
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there is no theoretical way to create a warp bubble which would
        
        
had started to assess the feasibility of warp drive creation [9]
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for advanced propulsion by other routes is essential. One such
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       
       
thrust [10].
Hibernation
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         
         
        
Current Trends in Biomedical Engineering & Biosciences
How to cite this article: Martin Braddock. Concepts for Deep Space Travel: From Warp Drives and Hibernation to World Ships and Cryogenics. Curr
Trends Biomedical Eng & Biosci. 2018; 12(5): 555847. DOI: 10.19080/CTBEB.2018.12.555847.
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      
        
 
      
several weeks with little or no food. However, in patient cases
       
       
 

 



        
        


         

Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS)
    
    
       
          
       

         
       

and other aggregates which are associated with the onset of
       


 
SENS approach [15].
World Ships and Multi-Generational Voyages


it would travel at a fraction of a percentage of the speed of light
and be capable of sustaining a population of astronauts for
   
    
   
         
withstand at least one natural disaster [17]. The second goal,


           
suitability for colonisation.
Cryogenics
          
       


 
   
         
    
     
        
     

     
       
 
      
     



scale, a way to preserve the neural circuits of an intact rabbit
        
       
     

Conclusion
         
          
    
          

habitable zone of their star and have a constitution appropriate
           



years distant, travel to and colonization of bodies within our
   
for future deep space travel.
Acknowledgement
     
        
         

       

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2. 
 

 


4. 

5. 

 
        


7. 

8.  

9.          

10.             


11. 

12. 
th

       

14. 
15. 

      

17.          
   

18.             


19.          

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20.       
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