Schedule Update

by Paul Gilster on December 31, 2006

Centauri Dreams will not publish on January 1. The regular publication schedule resumes on the afternoon of the 2nd. Happy New Year to all!

Marc December 31, 2006 at 20:17

Happy New Year! With each year we move into the future, the closer we are to achieving interstellar travel. Btw, doesn’t Star Trek predict interstellar travel to begin around 2063 or something like that? Just curious.

george scaglione January 1, 2007 at 11:44

well said marc! could’nt have phrased it better myself! as to the star trek question… i am not sure but my guess would be that that sounds about right! your friend george

ljk January 2, 2007 at 0:27

Yes, according to the 1996 film Star Trek: First Contact:

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Star_Trek:_First_Contact

If you are referring to manned FTL travel via warp drive.

Otherwise interstellar missions in the Star Trek Universe
started much earlier, at least going back to 2002 with the
launch of the robot probe Nomad (“The Changeling”).

But in the original series episode Space Seed, it was stated
that sleeper ships which kept the crew in suspended animation
were used until improvements in propulsion in 2018:

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/DY-100_class

So either way, we really got to get moving on this whole
interstellar vehicle business!

george scaglione January 2, 2007 at 9:33

yes i could not agree more that we really have to get moving.you are 100% correct ljk,yes. as i have said to alot of people before here it is 2007 and we are still waiting for the technology depicted in “2001″ !? in fact a friend told me that when that movie was made in the 60′S it was felt that by 2001 all of those things would certainly be in place…however now…some folks feel that it will take alot longer,sorry to have to report. thanks your friend george

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