The propulsion of spacecraft using rocketry and reactionless methods
Image from Steve Bowers Shuttle mesh by Jack Higgins
|Shuttle, a very early chemical rocket from Old Earth's Information age
Image from Steve Bowers
|The Robert Frisbee, an antimatter ship of the middle Federation age.
Image from Anders Sandberg
|Interstellar Spacetime Catapult
SoftwareWhen the central processing node of a system - especially of an AI - is penetrated, for example by an intrusion system (AI virus, hacking program, etc.).
HardwareWhen the casing or shell or container field of a nuclear reactor or ship drive system is penetrated, resulting in melt-down, release of radiation, super-heated plasma.