Deep Space Travel Technologies: Background information when reading Alone Out Here

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Alone Out Here

by Riley Redgate

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Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate
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Deep Space Travel Technologies

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SpaceX Starship S15 test run From the first description of its maiden launch in the year 2072, the fictional Lazarus is more than just a spaceship in Riley Redgate's Alone Out Here. It is a cryogenic ark filled with extensive samples of Earth's faunal DNA, and an integrated archive for preserving a cross-section of humanity's archaeological treasures. Moreover, the Lazarus is a monumental engineering wonder. Built at a scale we have yet to see outside of science fiction, the ship can house 900 times the passengers that SpaceX's Starship prototype can. Its outer shields are designed to weather over a millennium of galactic cosmic rays and the frequent micro-impacts of space dust hurtling up to 6,700 miles per hour. The life support systems inside form an integral ecosystem complete with an agricultural bay and built-in water treatment plant. While it remains to be seen what the next 50 years will hold for interplanetary travel, Redgate's vision of the Lazarus considers the contemporary challenges we face to ...

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