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  1. #1 How will humans travel through space? 
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    Space as we know it, is a vast area of unimaginable size, and getting bigger. Given the technology we currently have, the laws of pphysics, and reality in general, how will humans come up with a viable solution to travel through space to other planets (If wormholes and black holes cannot be used for some sort of interstellar space travel).

    The only feasible way for long distance travel to occur in space with humans aboard is to have children in space, and that seems like it would be an incredibly daunting task! Also, animals born in space in zero-G have been shown to have decreased skeletal integrity, and largely less supportive organs not fit for an atmospheric gravity-based environment.

    Any creative thoughts, ideas or the like?


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    Well if you had a ship/station that spun, it could create its own gravity, therefore, there would be no zero-gravity problems, no? As to how they be travelling ion drive is the best we got now (im pretty sure...)
    As for creative? It may be extremely unlikely, but they could hitch a ride on a small asteroid as propel it along :P .. I read a book like that one :P


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    Both good ideas. I was watching the Discovery channel one day and they were talking about having babies in space and zero gravity. And how they would need to make advanced and elaborate delivery stations to keep fluids out of the room and keep it clean. but if they can already make it gravitized, and they can, this is an antithetical endeavor. We don't need zero gravity delivery rooms, unless the centrifugal force stops. But that's not supposed to happen!
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    What about suspended animation, frozen embryos, or time dilation?
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    Download into a computer and fly about inside a machine at relativistic speed. We could even go into standby for the long journey. It's not quite the Star Trek dream though, is it?
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    Hah.
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