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NASA’s Guide to Near-light-speed Travel

So, you’ve just put the finishing touches on upgrades to your spaceship, and now it can fly at almost the speed of light. We’re not quite sure how you pulled it off, but congratulations!

Before you fly off on your next vacation, however, watch this handy video to learn more about near-light-speed safety considerations, travel times, and distances between some popular destinations around the universe.

You can also download shorter clips from the video and printable postcards to send to your friends here:

Music: “The Tiptoe Strut” from Universal Production Music

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Chris Smith (USRA): Lead Producer
Chris Smith (USRA): Lead Writer
Krystofer Kim (USRA): Lead Animator
Scott Noble (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Ryan Derosa (NASA/GSFC): Scientist

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