Wikia

Memory Alpha

Cryogenics

Discuss1
37,505pages on
this wiki
Revision as of 11:19, November 18, 2013 by Archer4real (Talk | contribs)

Cryogenics is the study of very low temperatures or the production thereof. One application of cryogenics is cryostasis, in which lifeforms may age at a much reduced rate or experience hardly any time at all. Cryogenics is sometimes employed by pre-warp civilizations that attempt interstellar travel.

History

On Earth, in the late 20th century, cryogenics was a completely experimental procedure. Anyone with a seemingly incurable disease decided to get frozen so that in the future, they can be cured. To overcome the needed power source of the current century, the frozen people were placed into a solar satellite. However, it drifted out of the solar system before it was found by the USS Enterprise-D in 2364. Most of the satellite's occupants' capsules were broken and most had died, save for three others. (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

In the 22nd century, the Enterprise NX-01 met Retellians who were carrying a Kriosian, Kaitaama, in stasis, as their vessel could only travel at warp 2.2. (ENT: "Precious Cargo")

This article or section is incomplete This page is marked as lacking essential detail, and needs attention. Information regarding expansion requirements may be found on the article's talk page. Feel free to edit this page to assist with this expansion.

See also

External link

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki