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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 25
12-24-2012, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by psycoticvulcan View Post
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. But. 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.