# Faster than light?

From what popular science tells us, if I travel at close to the speed of light, I'd age slower. So if I travel at 99% of SOL and travel the distance of one light year, for other people one year has passed. But for me, hardly any time has passed.

So - for me and my ship, we travelled one light year in very little time. If that is the case, then for me I travelled much faster than the speed of light!

How does that reconcile with the statement that nothing can exceed the speed of light?

• It isn't the case. So no reconciliation needed. You travel at 99% like you said. Oct 12 '20 at 9:45

So, from the perspective of the Earth, you take 1.0101 years to travel a distance of 1 light year at a speed of $$0.99c$$.
From your perspective, the destination comes to you. It arrives after 0.1425 years, travelling a distance of 0.1411 light years, again at a speed of $$0.99c$$.