• Question: Do you think humans will ever be able to travel to different galaxies?

    Asked by 120trn28 to Anne, Beth, COLFlight, Jon, Tom on 12 Oct 2015.
    • Photo: Columbus Flight Directors

      Columbus Flight Directors answered on 12 Oct 2015:

      Simon: Hi 120trn28!
      The distance between our galaxy “The Milkyway” and the nearest galaxy, “Andromeda” is immense, Many millions of times further then the distance between our Sun and the nearest star “Alpha Centauri”. Experts have calculated that even to travel to this star would take people many hundreds of years using traditional rocket propulsion. So the chances that humans will travel to different galaxies seems remote unless we discover how to travel close to the speed of light or manipulate space/time in a way that the actual distance would be much smaller ie by maybe flying through a “wormhole” like in Interstella.

    • Photo: Beth Healey

      Beth Healey answered on 13 Oct 2015:

      One day I like to think it would be possible (especially as our sun won’t last forever!)