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Schedule Update

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

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  • Marc December 31, 2006, 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, 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, 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, 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