Is Hypersleep/stasis/ hibernation technology from
(1979) for a long flight a real possibility in the next 25 years?
In the Star Trek Universe, people are occasionally put into "stasis", but it appears to be a biological suspended animation
Used in the episode Space Seed
on the S.S. Botany Bay.
the ship is a sleeper ship, designed for long periods of interplanetary travel.
Frank Herbert uses the more creative and descriptive term 'null-entropy bins' in his Dune universe. They seem to be used exclusively for long-term storage and preservation of non-living goods
"2010: The Year We Make Contact"
(1984) [called cryosleep] shows it.
(2000/I), Event Horizon
(1997), and Aliens
(1986) films and the Half-Life
videogame all use it.
mentions it is also for protecting the body from major G-forces and I believe they call it a "grav-couch" or maybe that was Supernova
While they wake up as if from regular sleep in Aliens
it looks unrealistic.
and Event Horizon
really show a realistic-looking awakening effects on the human body from the stasis. A nice touch.
As far as work going on now about it I bring up these two articles:
Hibernation Method Tested for Space Travel
Hibernation and Space Travel: Science Fiction or Science Reality?
Do we really need 8 months of food/water/waste water management/oxygen? Could these stasis chambers have enough shielding for radiation too? Computer-controlled to open during wakeup procedure?