Episode 11 - Space Colonies pt 2 - Generation Ships

This week we discuss various ideas, advantages, and challenges of generation ships, the most likely way humans will travel the interstellar vastness short of a breakthrough in warp drives or wormholes.

In the news: more octopi, graphene. Also, be better today than you were yesterday.



News:

Armored octopus:
Octopus armor

2d materials
Image: REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
(Image: REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)


Generation Ships
Artist’s concept of an interstellar craft equipped with an EM Drive. Credit: NASA Spaceflight Center
(Artist’s concept of an interstellar craft equipped with an EM Drive. Credit: NASA Spaceflight Center)

Links on generation ships and interstellar travel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_ship
http://www.universetoday.com/15403/how-long-would-it-take-to-travel-to-the-nearest-star/
http://www.orbitalvector.com/Interstellar%20Flight/Generation%20Ships/Generation%20Ships.htm
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