The algorithm, called as Heritage algorithm, determines the probability of humans reaching Proxima Centauri using current technology. This will involve multiple generations of humans living their entire life in space. That means the initial crew and their offspring have the responsibility to multiply.
This Algorithm Estimates Survivability By Taking Various Breeding Paradigms Into Consideration. It Considers Factors Like Menopause, Infertility And Inbreeding Into Account. Unknown Catastrophe Is Also A Factor Which Can Effectively Wipe Out One Third Of Crew.
An Initial Ship With 98 Settlers (49 Initial Breeding Pairs) Ensures A Mission With A 100 Percent Success Rate At 3-Σ Significance. We Can Then Conclude That, Under The Parameters Used For Those Simulations, A Minimum Crew Of 98 Settlers Is Needed For A 6300-Year Multi-Generational Space Journey Towards Proxima Centauri B.
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