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From other questions here it has already been established that force users are able to use it to jump great heights and even fly, and perform all kinds of other "magical" feats. This got me wondering whether a force user could actually perform space travel travel just by "jumping" from one planet to another, using the force for maintaining correct propulsion and protection form hazards along the way, eschewing the need for a space craft.

The most obvious point that would need to be established first is whether it is actually technically possible for one to perform such a long jump, course correction notwithstanding. That leads to this question: What is the maximum known height(from the starting position on a planet or a planet-like body) that a force user has jumped or levitated. To disallow possible cheating due to a planet's immensely low gravity, let's multiply the height by planet's gravity relation to Earth's.

I am hoping to at least see examples of a force user going into near orbit.

  • Unfortunately, the question is based on a false premise. Force users could not use the Force to fly, only to enhance their natural abilities. They also cannot protect themselves from the vacuum of space for more than a few minutes at a time. – Omegacron Oct 18 '17 at 1:21
  • @Omegacron scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/10500/… – Worse_Username Oct 18 '17 at 7:37
  • Yes, but those aren't examples of actual flying - just levitating several feet. They can telekinetically move objects, obviously, but not to the point of propelling themselves miles into the air. AFAIK, there's nothing even close to that happening in Disney canon or Legends. The closest example would be FALLING a long distance and then using the Force to cushion the landing at the end. – Omegacron Oct 18 '17 at 18:46
  • @Omegacron but what about the whole scene with Yoda lifting Luke's fighter from the swamp? Isn't it meant to convey that truly there is no limit to the power of the force? – Worse_Username Oct 18 '17 at 19:39
  • The short answer is that Yoda lied for Luke's benefit, in order to get him past his own unbelief. The longer answer is that the Force itself has no limit, but the users do. Luke actually wrangled with that distinction in one of the novels, once he was older and came to learn that - practically speaking - one's ability to use the Force IS limited by other factors. – Omegacron Oct 18 '17 at 20:06
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I think the most powerful Force Push (at least in Legends) was done by Dorsk 81 when he pushed Admiral Daala's fleet out of a solar system. It required multiple Jedi and killed Dorsk in the process

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Arranging the Jedi on the outside points of the Grand Temple, Dorsk stood alone on the observation deck, atop a Force apex. All the Jedi channeled their power through him, and surrendering fully to the Force, Dorsk shoved the Star Destroyers end-over-end out of the star system in what possibly is the most powerful use of Force Push in recorded history. The enormous Force power flowing through him overpowered his body, burning through it and killing him. As Kyp raced up the temple to catch Dorsk, he uttered his final words: "They're gone, my friend".

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I think the answer by Machavity is ultimately the right answer. It's hard to beat throwing an entire fleet of ships a sector away, which is what Dorsk-81 did in the novel "Champions of the Force". In that case, however, he was using the combined Force ability of several students, with himself as the conduit. The act also cost him dearly,

burning him out completely and ultimately killing him.

Other examples in Legends would have to include Luke Skywalker rebuilding Vader's fortress on Coruscant brick-by-brick, or the scene in "The Force Unleashed" where Starkiller crashes an Imperial-II Star Destroyer from the sky towards the end of the game.

The closest example to the scenario you mentioned - jumping through space - would probably be when Luke propels himself through space in the novel "Specter of the Past". Luke is on an asteroid base about to explode, with no way to get off. In order to reach a nearby ship, he uses a combination of Force push and physics to propel himself from the airlock to the ship. The trip takes long enough that he puts himself in a Force-induced hibernation to survive it.

  • I actually like this answer more because it involves the user propelling themselves. – Worse_Username Oct 18 '17 at 19:41

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