The Universe, a Metal Rod and gravity (Part 1)

While exploring a nearby interstellar neighborhood, you stumble upon a long metal rod made of aluminum. You use your tape measure to determine it’s \(\SI{10}{\centi\meter}\) in diameter and exactly 1 lightyear in length.

Now, you decide to push the rod on one of its ends in the direction of the rod's length. Once you push the rod, you hop in your space ship and take off towards the other end.

Can you get to the other end before the other end starts moving?

Assume that your spaceship can travel at speeds up to, but not greater than, the speed of light \(c.\)

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