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Engineer Thinks We Could Build a Real Starship Enterprise in 20 Years
05-13-2012, 07:35 PM #1
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Diagram of a proposed current generation of a Starship Enterprise. Credit: BuildTheEnterprise.org

Quote:In Star Trek lore, the first Starship Enterprise will be built by the year 2245. But today, an engineer has proposed — and outlined in meticulous detail – building a full-sized, ion-powered version of the Enterprise complete with 1G of gravity on board, and says it could be done with current technology, within 20 years. “We have the technological reach to build the first generation of the spaceship known as the USS Enterprise – so let’s do it,” writes the curator of the Build The Enterprise website, who goes by the name of BTE Dan.
Read more: universetoday.com

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05-13-2012, 07:39 PM #2
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That thing is HUMONGOUS!!! damned.gif

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05-13-2012, 07:42 PM #3
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The scale of this thing boggles the mind. Artificial gravity and the whole nine yards. Very Impressive.

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05-14-2012, 02:09 AM #4
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will never happen cause we'll all destroy ourselves before thendamned.gif
05-14-2012, 02:53 AM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Can't get his site to open.

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05-14-2012, 02:55 AM #6
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I saw Slashdot got a hold of this too, so every Trekkie in the world has been hitting the site. The slashdot effect has brought many a site to it's knees. chuckle.gif spock.gif It worked earlier today.

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05-14-2012, 02:58 AM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Ah, that would explain it. Damn nerds.

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Did you read the responses on the Universe Today article? Many of the responses are enlightened and supportive and many are nut kicking cynics who you know have miserable lives.

I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
05-14-2012, 03:06 AM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(05-14-2012, 02:58 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  Did you read the responses on the Universe Today article? Many of the responses are enlightened and supportive and many are nut kicking cynics who you know have miserable lives.


No, where is the Universe Today article?

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05-14-2012, 03:08 AM #9
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(05-14-2012, 03:06 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(05-14-2012, 02:58 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  Did you read the responses on the Universe Today article? Many of the responses are enlightened and supportive and many are nut kicking cynics who you know have miserable lives.


No, where is the Universe Today article?


Ummm... Well... I found it by clicking the link you posted in the op...


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I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
05-14-2012, 03:11 AM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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blink.gif Oh yeah that one. lmao.gif Sorry, it's getting kinda' late here.

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05-14-2012, 03:13 AM #11
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I know how you feel.


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I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night



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