21 Jul '08 05:111 edit

You are on a trip to Alpha Centauri, you have the means to accelerate at 330 G's safely, but it stops short, only accelerates at that rate for 1000 seconds and the engine cuts out. You have the means to go into hibernation for millenia if need be. You make the calculations, find out its going to take a lot longer than the 5 or 6 years you first planned, so you go into hibernation.

How many years does it take to go the 4 light years (we make it exactly 4 for simplicity) to Alpha Centauri and how much different has time flowed on the ship V time flowing on Earth?

In other words, you start out on your journey in the year 2200, jan 1.

You get to AC in what year on your calander, but figured out its not the same on Earth, what year is it on Earth time? Getting it to within one month is fine.

How many years does it take to go the 4 light years (we make it exactly 4 for simplicity) to Alpha Centauri and how much different has time flowed on the ship V time flowing on Earth?

In other words, you start out on your journey in the year 2200, jan 1.

You get to AC in what year on your calander, but figured out its not the same on Earth, what year is it on Earth time? Getting it to within one month is fine.