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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 16
05-19-2010, 11:16 AM
Originally Posted by cocoa-jin View Post
Consider this, in excess of Mach 3, the SR-71 would have such a large turning radius...
Well, there are two problems with this (Just from my limited perspective).

1: We are in space, so the effects on the "star ship" versus the "air ship" would be different.

2: At Mach 3 the SR-71 is not creating a subspace field around itself, essentially bending space-time or "warping" it around the ship. In essence it brings things in front of the ship closer, and pushes things behind the ship farther away. (Remember, limited perspective) So technically the star ship is not moving but the space around it is.

EDIT (To Add)
Man that was terrible, here:

There is a fly flying inside of your car, your car is going 55 miles an hour. Is the fly's "turn radius" limited by going 55 miles an hour?