In the Pitch Black of space, only Oobleck can save you
As a fan of science fiction and a wanna-be futurist, I like to think that someday in the (hopefully) not-too-distant future we will send out a spaceship designed to slowly carry colonists across the vast, empty stretches of interstellar space to a new world. This trip will likely take years, maybe a hundred years or more. This kind of ship is called a generation ship.