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# 37
12-26-2012, 02:20 AM
With current technology, this ship would have to be built on the ground, then launched into space. So we need to put this ship into a huge cargo bay and launch a more suitable freighter from orbit or have the ship never enter the Earth's atmosphere again or have the ship destroyed through launching it. Therefore, we need to build Utopia Planitia to build it in space. The TOS Enterprise never entered an atmosphere without it being damaged. That is what the shuttles and teleporter is for. Since we have to wait for orbital shipyards to be produced, then it is unlikely that it will even be possible to build this ship this century.