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An ambitious engineer is delighting Trekkies everywhere with detailed plans for a full-size, functional Starship Enterprise that he believes could be up and running in 20 years. With his just-launched website, Build The Enterprise, site curator BTE Dan is lobbying hard for an ion-powered Enterprise that could be built with current technology. "Star Trek" fans can drool longingly over ship specs or this 3-D animated video which dissects the 0.3 mile saucer section of the Enterprise to reveal a rotating-magnet gravity wheel. BTE is trying to convince Congress to beam the funds to NASA, even going so far as to suggest budget and tax revisions to make it happen. "The only obstacles to us doing it are the limitations we place on our collective imagination," he enthused.
This Enterprise would be built entirely in space, have a rotating gravity section inside of the saucer, and be similar in size with the same look as the USS Enterprise that we know from Star Trek
Originally posted by liejunkie01
Lets face it. Currently it costs alot of money to launch any materials into space. I see any spaceship being as being as cheap as can be built without wasteful use of materials.
I like the idea and the attitude to get it done, but we also are limited by economics.
Bullets are a wasteful use of materials.
I am all for bringing the troops home and spend the money on the space program.
I say really before we go that deep into space, lets fix the friggin roads and bring the infrastructure up to a standard we can be proud of. But that is my opinion
Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
reply to post by intergalactic fire
The many people whose lives have been saved by bullets may disagree with you.