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Why don't Star Trek vessels experience time dilation while travelling at impulse speeds

They do but it's negligible The 'Star Trek Voyager Technical Manual' page 13 has full impulse listed as ΒΌ of the speed of light which is 167,000,000 mph or 74,770 km/s. The time dilation at this ...
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In Star Trek Beyond, how does terminal velocity help "jump start" the Franklin?

The quote from the film is Kirk: Scotty, can you get this thing started? Scott: Started yes, Sir. Flying, that's a different thing. These old vessels, they were built in space. They were ...
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Can warp drive be used to travel at sublight speeds?

Yes, and it's been done First, a look at the warp scale: Notice that the plotting doesn't begin at warp one, but rather at 0. This would at least in theory strongly imply the existence of warp ...
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Was relativistic time dilation ever a plot point in Star Trek?

Yes. In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Price" (season 3, episode 8) a shuttlecraft piloted by Data enters a wormhole. Communications with the shuttlecraft from the ...
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In Star Trek Beyond, how does terminal velocity help "jump start" the Franklin?

Spaceships in atmosphere are usually depicted as flying due to downward force from an engine, like a hovering harrier. Since the Franklin wasn't designed to fly in atmosphere, it may not be able to ...
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Can warp drive be used to travel at sublight speeds?

I don't know if there are examples of using warp drive to go slower than light. The example given from Star Trek: The Motion Picture might be an error. KIRK: Impulse power, Mister Sulu. Ahead, ...
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Why don't Star Trek vessels experience time dilation while travelling at impulse speeds

Perhaps they do. Look at the second pilot episode "Where no Man Has Gone Before". Remember Kirk's log at Stardate 1313.1: Star date 1313.1. We're now approaching Delta Vega. Course set for a ...
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