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THE LONGEST HAUL

CAREER PLANNING

Successive generations need to fill all the vital crew roles—such as medics and mechanics—which doesn’t leave much room for freedom of choice. A version of modern career tests would assign occupations based on aptitude, passions, and available jobs.

PROPULSION

We’re gonna need a

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