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    Default To Boldly Go.... Are you ready for the Enterprise to be cruising the heavens?

    This guy is...

    http://www.buildtheenterprise.org/

    This site is dedicated to creating the funding and political will to build the U.S.S. Enterprise within 20 years. No word yet if William Shatner will be tapped for command of the vessel, but this guy is quite serious about building the ship and believes it can be done.

    My hats off to those that dream big, but we cannot even fund and build a working oxygen system for the F-22 Raptor, so I have no clue how he feels we can raise a trillion bucks and get this to work in a hundred years, much less twenty.
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    There are so many way way cheaper alternatives to allow one cruise the heavens
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    Its called investors . Its how the privatization of space travel is now possible.... NASA is now paying private companies to take its payloads up to the international space station.

    I can see it being possible in 20 years for NASA to sponsor a trip to Mars.... Heck they are talking about asteroid mining here lately......
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    I agree , dreaming big is the only way to ever make something like this even possible. If someone says it can't be done chances are it will never get done but if one goes the other way what could be the possibilities?
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneyjoe7 View Post
    Dream Big or go home...
    Agreed. The site does concede that it may take longer, and I would love to see something like this take off. We waste so much money on useless crap, At least we could look to the heavens and know where our money went, and there is no doubt that discoveries made during the developement of the ship would have benefits and uses here on earth.
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    The bottleneck is still getting into orbit cheaply. The money would be better spent solving that problem. Without that, we will never get into space except through government sponsorship. After that, you would need to solve the cosmic ray problem.
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    I doubt it will be made out of wood, PL, and ducktape.

    I'm all for the next big step buuuuuut.....this seems a little far fetched. Especially for where we are at right now. Why not start on a smaller scale and work your way up?? This is more like a 100 year plan!
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    I'd rather have a ray-gun.

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    I heard Steve-guns cause more damage...
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    I'd rather have a ray-gun.
    I'd rather be able to stab stupid people through either the phone or their internet connection. That would put a stop to trolling lol.....
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    Wouldn't the utterly fictional means of artifical gravity and "warp speed" that form key components of the Enterprise's core technolgy platform be a bit of a sticky wicket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    Wouldn't the utterly fictional means of artifical gravity and "warp speed" that form key components of the Enterprise's core technolgy platform be a bit of a sticky wicket?
    Agreed! And even if we stay in the realm of fiction. Zefram Cochrane did not successively implement warp drive until 2063 if I remember the movie correctly! lol

    Back to reality. You aren't going to see anything like warp speeds for centuries "even" if they "might" be possible! Closest Star at near light speeds is over 4 light years away. Let's say, somehow you got to 25 percent of light speed by 2100? Are you ready for that journey? There won't be a lot of time dilation since you're not that close to the speed of light limit!

    In some ways some Tech moves ahead exponentially. But this warp speed thing moves at snail speed. No one is anywhere near to solving it! And it might just be a "limit" of space/time for humans?

    And a trillion dollars won't be much by the year 3000 now will it? Don't think I'll be around then!

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