posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:20 PM
Ok, lets say we have a nuclear powered space craft, so fuel will last for at least a year, or more. And lets assume the ship accelerates at 100 miles
per hour every 10 seconds. Then, by my calculations, the ship would be traveling 36,000 miles per hour the first hour. After about 775 days the ship
would be traveling at near light speed.
Now, I know the nuclear engine needs thrust, so lets use steam engines. I'm not sure if this is possible, but imagine if the steam was thrust in the
middle of the ship which would allow you to condense the steam and reclaim the water before exiting the rear. That way you wouldn't need so much
water, you could reclaim it.
I'm not sure if the human body could handle those types of G force for a year, so maybe cut in in half and make it 4 years.
Now if this was possible you could steer a loop and return to earth in the future, right?