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'Freezing' our bodies is the key to long-distance space travel ? but can we do it?


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SOURCE: https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2020/02/01/freezing-our-bodies-is-the-key-to-long-distance-space-travel-but-can-we-do-it/
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Long-distance space travel, traveling at sub-light speeds, will require a way to make the journey with a crew of aging humans. While it’s possible to avoid some of that through time dilation (a quirk of physics that slows down time for anything that speeds up), humans wouldn’t save a large amount of time until the ship reaches 90% of the speed of light.Assuming we could build ships that can go that fast, we could cut aging in half. Science fiction movies have long touted suspended animation as one possibility.The good news is that most of the technology required to put humans in suspended animation already exists. It’s the ultimate in life extension.While there are still technological hurdles to overcome like repairing the aging brain, imagine being able to grow your customizable avatar in transit while your current body is in suspended animation headed towards a different planet a hundred light years away.I must say, the future’s looking bright.This article was originally published on The Cosmic Companion by Roy Huff, a Best-selling author, scientist, & teacher.

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