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Cryogenic hibernation is terran technology that was developed by the United Powers League at some point in the mid 23rd century.[1] A form of suspended animation, cryogenic hibernation provides a more pleasant alternative to the rigors of long trips through warp space, which is both mentally and physically exhausting.[2] Although it takes a fairly long amount of time to recover from the effects of stasis,[1] the use of CryoStims can speed up the recovery process.[3]

HistoryEdit

Cryogenic hibernation was first developed by the United Powers League in the 23rd century, contributing greatly in the colonization of the Solar System. Its most notable use was the launching of four colony/prison ships, the Nagglfar, the Argo, the Sarengo and the Reagan to Gantris VI by Doran Routhe. Cryogenic hibernation kept the prisoners suspended for twenty-eight years before arriving at their unintended destination.[1]

Cryogenic hibernation is still used by the United Earth Directorate,[4] but appears to have fallen out of use in the Koprulu Sector, at least for space travel. However, cryo-storage is used for medical storage[5] and incarceration.[6][7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. Rosenberg, Aaron (June 1, 2006). StarCraft: Queen of Blades. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7133-4.
  3. Adjutant: I trust that the effects from your long cold sleep have worn off by now. If not, the Med Officer can provide you with additional CryoStim supplements StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Level/area: First Strike (in English). 1998.
  4. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: First Strike (in English). 1998.
  5. Golden, Christie (May 22, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #1: Firstborn. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7125-3.
  6. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Reign of Fire (in English). 1998.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: Old Times. (in English). 2010.
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Cutthroat (in English). 2010-07-27.

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