Regardless of how advanced communication technology may become there is always the need to travel. Sometimes it is because distance or local conditions limit the utility of communication-based observation methods such as remote sensing or remotely piloted vehicles. Sometimes it is because many sophonts just like to physically transport themselves to a particular place rather than experience it on a screen or in a virch. Regardless of the reason, Terragen civilization makes use of a wide array of transportation technologies and methodologies, often combining several different methods in different ways depending on local environmental conditions, desired travel times, and societal or personal preferences.
Docking - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Connecting two spacecraft, or a spacecraft and a station or habitat, in orbit or in deep space, so as to allow easy access from one to the other. Maneuvering for docking is almost always done now by ai.
Exoatmospheric - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Vehicle or tweaked life-form capable of operating both in a vacuum and in an atmosphere. May be planetary- or space-based.