posted on Mar, 7 2010 @ 08:31 AM
I think it depends on where you originate from. In the utopian socialist countries, your ship, and YOU, would be confiscated as property of the State.
You would be forced to cooperate with the government, sharing all of your knowledge of the workings of the ship, or you would be shot. Also, remember,
socialized countries are so wonderful to live in that they have to build walls with armed guards in order to keep all the happy people from escaping.
You are not allowed to leave without permission from your government, and they would never let you leave with something like that.
Here in America you would have to get off the ground before all of the environmentalist wackos who think the world is going to end tomorrow, and all
of the religious nutjobs who think you could take them to their savior who's hiding behind a comet, could get to you and destroy your ship before it
could take off. That, of course, assumes that your ship doesn't emit any carbon...