To secure the survival of our species, mankind seeks to colonise the nearest habitable planet – a journey of 371 years.

A comprehensive design brief has been developed, identifying technologies that must be perfected, to construct a viable interstellar transport vehicle. One thousand families will travel within a comfortable, rotating environment for maintaining independent and sustainable living, while isolated from any Earthly support in the hostile depths of space.

The need for aerodynamic efficiency at Mach 3000 is explained. Both producing and surviving the necessary extreme acceleration and deceleration is discussed, invoking a highly-speculative but necessary theory.