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Join Date: Jun 2012
12-24-2012, 02:29 PM
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Something to consider: the petition is not asking for NASA to start building the ship. It's asking for NASA to evaluate the technology proposed on the site.
You're right -- the chances of this ship ending up resembling any of the Enterprises are pretty much zero.
. If the petition succeeds, and NASA does examine the technology listed on the site, it could lead to a real ship with a more realistic configuration, that also looks appealing and inspirational.
Considering how many Star Trek nerds are in NASA, I am certain that this study has already been done. If not officially by NASA, then by a group of Engineers and Scientists on their own time. I could actually see this as an episode of Big Bang Theory or at least one of their nerd discussions.