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How would time dilate for pioneers travelling to Alpha Centauri Cb?

I am not sure if I follow other answers. Let's ignore time dilation before we hit the desired travel speed for simplicity. At 3g acceleration and deceleration we can reach the speed of light in 4 ...
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How would time dilate for pioneers travelling to Alpha Centauri Cb?

Assuming you have inertial dampeners or functional equivalent, so that we don't need to worry about squishing the squishy humans as in g s's answer, there's an easy ...
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How would time dilate for pioneers travelling to Alpha Centauri Cb?

A little bit more than 4.2 years. For any large time dilation factor, the astronauts spend most of the journey very close to the speed of light in the Earth frame, so you don't need to do a hard ...
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