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Old March 9 2013, 12:21 PM   #79
Warped9
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Re: Earth ship Valiant

Time dilation has been invoked in this thread, but I submit that for time dilation to have any truly appreciable effect for a ship's crew you have be really cruising, like in the neighbourhood of around ninety percent light. Then the effect really comes on.

At about fifty percent light the dilation effect isn't significant.


Note: I worked a lot of this out with actual math when I was working out a story for a fast relativistic starship.
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