Generation Ship

   These ships are used when a space voyage will take longer than the average life span of the ships inhabitants. The ship is designed as a place where people will be born, grow old and die. As a crew member becomes to old to perform their duties, or dies, he is replaced by a young crew member who was born and raised on the ship. This isn't a form of propulsion, but I thought it should be listed here, along with other alternatives to new propulsion.

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