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I designed a crewed interstellar spacecraft

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posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 09:38 AM
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Like a Bussard ram scoop?




posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 06:39 PM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: Grimpachi

Like a Bussard ram scoop?


A bussard scoop is indeed included.



posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 08:54 PM
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Haven’t made it through page 1 yet but the need for a light sail when you have several compact fusion reactors is unnecessary complex!! Lose the sail and laser systems (Want to keep ‘em, I would lose the mirror stuff and do a laser version of LRAD), fusion can fuel things like argon plasma rockets for slow and steady increase to very fast speeds (there is a guy in England doing this, now. See, this article: www.essexmagazine.co.uk... ). Particles “pushed out” at 20 KM a second is probably better than a laser pushing from huge rock(s).

The loss of mass to push is real deal space travel (Star Trek is in the years around 8000 CE, they have had time to work on this! In TV quantum time!). We will get there (some think we already have!), but like nuclear fusion, the question is when (and the whispers are Lockheed has one in use... for years!! The “2014 announcement” was that they were taking their ‘black project’ public in a slow release style!
). But for now, it is all the different ideas we need (see, Gizmo for flying machines!).

Thanks for a great question about ideas that may work or not. Then putting on the imagineer hat to take an idea and make it better!!


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posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 08:55 PM
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I said that.
www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:01 PM
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Sorry.


My rush to post shows how ‘out of the flow’ I am!

*sigh*



posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:03 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

You made it more clear than I.



posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:10 PM
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Smart but the thing is.

That at 25% light speed(269813212 km/h+), scooping up any particulate matter, may well end in disaster.

The tremendous associated magnetic fields that would be required to collect any interstellar matter may be rather hard to produce and control.

Something goes awry in the progressively constricted magnetic field and boom thermonuclear fusion, game over.

Nice to spitball the little idiocracies of FTL flight all the same.
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posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:11 PM
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Nice to spitball the little idiocracies of FTL flight.

Not really being discussed but interstellar travel is hard.

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posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:21 PM
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Apparently so.

I think if we ever manage to devise a means of doing so it will be along the lines of something like the Albecurrie drive where space in shifted around an object, then stretching the fabric of space-time in a wave, as opposed to conventional means of travel.

Thats if it can be done without breaking any physical laws.

We need to learn to ride the wave as opposed to scooshing stuff out the back as a means to travel forward.
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posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:24 PM
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It's gonna take either an unheard of amount of energy, or a whole hell of a long time. The latter is the the more likely. I think. But neither is impossible.



posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:33 PM
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Von Neumann probes could apparently occupy all four corners of the Milky Way in as little as half a million to 10 million years, even if each probe were to travel at an average cruising speed of one-tenth light speed.

Something like Breakthrough Starshot program may even be able to get them up to speed and off to another star in the not too distant future.

Building self-replicating anything of a complex nature seems problematic enough all the same nevermind micro FTL spacecraft.
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posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:35 PM
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Yeah. But this thread is about getting there. In person.



posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:37 PM
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I imagine they would build/reassemble us at the other end.

If they can replicate themselves from whatnot or whatever they encounter that's not to much of a stretch i suppose.
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posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:38 PM
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Generation ships are within "current" technology. I guess.



posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:40 PM
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Lonely places, unless of course, you were never to realize you were on one.

Like Startrek TNG Holoship type scenario, i suppose.
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posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:43 PM
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There are some very dark stories, indeed. Colonists forgetting why.

But then, what was Rama built for?

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posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:44 PM
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Rendezvous if memmory serves.



posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:46 PM
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Fleet of Worlds then.
Ultimate migration.
Slow but sure.


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posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:55 PM
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Might end up with a technocracy type civilization that cannot even communicate or trade with one another effectively hopping around from one system to the next under that type of outward-bound migration i suppose.

So colonisation but no galatic empire.

We really need to be able to mitigate the time dilation dilemma aka learn to build wormholes i suppose.

Now that really would be a thing indeed, not very good for the rest of the universe all the same should we ever get loose, considering the mess we have been known to make.

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posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 09:56 PM
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Your Crew will All Die of Radiation Sickness After a Month in Space , Sorry .



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