The first humans sent on a voyage to another solar system might be greeted by humans who were sent later on a faster ship, amirite?

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The generally accepted rule, given current rates of developement, is that you shouldn't set out on a space journey that will take more than 50 years ( unless necessary or it is about 50 lightyears away). Some will leave after you and beat you there.

Jason_Grace13s avatar Jason_Grace13 Yeah You Are +6Reply

It wouldn't be a bad thing at all to arrive at a planet that has already been made habitable. It would save a lot of work and a lot of pain. Sure, you miss the glory. But the main point of the trip is survival of the species, not glory.

Thatoneduderyans avatar Thatoneduderyan Yeah You Are +5Reply

How incredibly optimistic of you.

Cool story, bro

Relatively speaking

And it's Elon Musk smugly welcoming the 500 volunteers he sent on the test flight.

Good point

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