posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 05:58 PM
a reply to: MystikMushroom
I can see your reasoning, but I think the controls of a spacecraft are more likely to resemble the controls of an aircraft than the controls of a
submarine, and pilots are likely to be much better able to keep their composure under excessive G-Force during takeoff and or landing, because of
their training and experience in flying combat aircraft and pulling insane moves in the fastest, and most nimble aircraft available.
Remember, a combat pilot has to have reaction speeds so intensely fast, that the only people on planet earth who routinely offer comparable results,
are F1 drivers. That being said, for those periods between planets, you are probably right that a submariner would be a better fit to steer the ship,
because they are used to the laborious turning speeds of nautical vessels, and controlling significant tonnages of machinery through a given area.
Perhaps it will work out that combat pilots deal with the high G manoeuvres, transiting in and out of atmospheres, slingshot acceleration actions,
during actual combat, where as the submarine helms person could be employed for navigating interplanetary distances, setting up approaches to target
locations from millions of miles off, and arriving on time and at the perfect angle of approach...
Perhaps it will be a joint effort. Even so, neither branches operatives would get very far without dedicated science personnel, and I do not believe
that even the military has people who are both polymaths, AND hyper capable soldiers. Not enough of them, anyway!
edit on 30-9-2015 by
TrueBrit because: Totally awful grammar corrected.