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A [[Generation Ship]] is a [[Starship]] using sublight [[NAFAL]] propulsion that uses multiple conscious crews while in transit.
 
A [[Generation Ship]] is a [[Starship]] using sublight [[NAFAL]] propulsion that uses multiple conscious crews while in transit.
 
* Since the distance between stars is so vast, ship travel duration can extend into many decades or even centuries, so crew reproduce and create future ''generations'' of crew while the ship is in transit.  
 
* Since the distance between stars is so vast, ship travel duration can extend into many decades or even centuries, so crew reproduce and create future ''generations'' of crew while the ship is in transit.  
 
* The two terms [[Sleeper Ship]] and [[Generation Ship]] are often, ''incorrectly,'' interchanged and used to refer to either type of ship.
 
* The two terms [[Sleeper Ship]] and [[Generation Ship]] are often, ''incorrectly,'' interchanged and used to refer to either type of ship.
 
* Since civilizations that use such ships generally have limited means and technology for producing [[NAFAL]] [[starship]]s, most are used for colonization purposes.
 
* Since civilizations that use such ships generally have limited means and technology for producing [[NAFAL]] [[starship]]s, most are used for colonization purposes.
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A Generation Ship is a Starship using sublight NAFAL propulsion that uses multiple conscious crews while in transit.

  • Since the distance between stars is so vast, ship travel duration can extend into many decades or even centuries, so crew reproduce and create future generations of crew while the ship is in transit.
  • The two terms Sleeper Ship and Generation Ship are often, incorrectly, interchanged and used to refer to either type of ship.
  • Since civilizations that use such ships generally have limited means and technology for producing NAFAL starships, most are used for colonization purposes.
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Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
Interstellar Colonization:


Description (Specifications)

A ship containing a full complement of personnel intended to make a sub-light journey across space. Since such journeys take years, or even decades, the crew and passengers of the ship expect to give birth, live and die naturally during the course of the journey. The subsequent generation of the original crew and passengers being the ones who actually arrive at their destination.

Sleeper Ships

Generation Ships are sometimes referred to, incorrectly, as Sleeper Ships, which are similar, except that the majority, or all of the passengers and crew are put into low berths/hibernation for the duration of the journey.

History & Background (Dossier)

Colony Ships establish colonies on new worlds, settlements to sustain life and provide socioeconomic commerce.

Polity Users of This Technology

The following species are known to use, have used, or posses the technology to manufacture generation ships:

References & Contributors (Sources)

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.