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Generation Ship

A Generation Ship is a vessel created to enable the colonization of planets in star systems outside of the Solar System. The vessels were created long in advance of the discovery of jump technology, as well as S.A. Modules and Hibernators, and could therefore take over 100 years to reach their destinations (rather than hours), even at the speeds they travelled, accelerating up to 4% of the speed of light. As such, the original crew would age and die, leaving their descendants to continue on towards the intended destination.

Generation Ships have long since been retired from service, existing only as museums.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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According to David Turner, who is Lieutenant Commander Patrick Dean? - The Honour of the Knights (Second Edition)

What does the Pandoran's name mean? - The Third Side

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Where had Parks headed to after leaving the bridge? - The Honour of the Knights (Second Edition)

What did Chaz do before leaving the morgue? - The Honour of the Knights (Second Edition)

 

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