Oct 7, 2023

The 100 Year Journey to Proxima Centauri B (Sci-Fi Documentary)

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This is a sci-fi documentary, looking at the 100 years it will take a nuclear fusion spacecraft to travel to Proxima Centauri b. The closest habitable planet to Earth, with a distance of 4.24 light years.

A journey venturing far beyond Earth’s solar system, showing the future science of space travel, exploration, and future space technology.

Personal inspiration in creating this video comes from: the movie Interstellar, The Expanse TV show, and Carl Sagan’s Cosmos TV show.

Other topics in the video include: the population growth over the 100 year timelapse journey to Proxima Centauri b, how bacteria evolves in a closed loop system, the design of the spaceship habitat ring, the rotations per minute needed to generate 1-g of artificial gravity, the conservation of angular momentum in space, the living conditions on Proxima Centauri b (the higher gravity, and the red light), and time dilation is explained (how many extra days will pass on Earth when the spaceship arrives at the destination planet – just like the movie Interstellar).

Created by: Jacob B
Narration by: Alexander Masters.

Proxima Centauri B concept art: ESO/M. Kornmesser.

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