The Impossible Conflation
Prelude: (previously delivered)
Part one: (in preparation)
In the early days of Space Travel men and women of extreme intelligence worked with the principles of chemistry and physics and the materials found in the environment or that could be morphed from other such materials. Progress was slow. The trip to the moon by the earliest pioneers depended on primitive energisation constructs such as thrust and acceleration and escape velocity and humans enclosed in protective vehicleisation. The journey to distant stars seemed beyond the threshold of imagination. Budgets were raised and exhausted and disbanded. Generations were born and died.