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Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine Invented

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

A standard Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine, c. 2552.




The Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine, informally known as an FTL drive or slipspace drive, was invented by a team of scientists led by Tobias Fleming Shaw and Wallace Fujikawa and unveiled to humanity in April 2291. The drive was a breakthrough for interstellar travel, and was responsible for starting humanity’s colonization of the stars over the following decades and centuries.




These events are referenced in several Halo reference books, including the Halo Encyclopedia, Halo: Mythos, and the Halo: Warfleet.


Earlier Event: January 1
Interplanetary War
Later Event: April 13
Orion Project - First Class