- "Now hang onto your fur… we're going to pop into light speed."
- ―Han Solo
Lightspeed was a slang term referring to the speed at which a starship traveled through hyperspace. In reality though, lightspeed, or traveling through hyperspace with a class 1.0 hyperdrive motivator was actually over one hundred thousand times faster than the speed of light, allowing a ship to cross the galaxy in a matter of days. Light speed could be dangerous without the right coordinates.
- Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game
- Dark Empire Sourcebook
- Star Wars Technical Journal, Volume One
- The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook
- Star Wars Technical Journal
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Hoth Limited (Card: You Have Failed Me For The Last Time)
- Star Wars Trading Card Game – The Empire Strikes Back (Card: Float Away)