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In the film universe of Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986), are the ships light speed capable?

It is never made clear if the ships in the Alien universe are capable of traveling at or above light speed. Wouldn't robotic or automated ships have been better-suited for such a long journey through ...
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Explain “hypersleep” from Alien, Prometheus, etc.?

Early in Prometheus, the human crew is in "hypersleep" for a couple years, and at one point, an android uses a touch-screen interface to "see" on a screen what a woman crew-member is dreaming. In a ...