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Join Date: Nov 2012
12-30-2012, 02:10 PM
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None of our shuttles rely on aerodynamics to generate lift, all have some kind of anti gravity field capability, probably some kind of subspace field generated by the warp drive that nullifies it's mass, so it likely depends on how much of the ships interior volume would be set aside for thruster fuel/reaction mass in a ships design that decides if it's capable of a recoverable landing.
Not exactly. While anti-grav units did exist, and were in use by the federation (mostly on smaller cargo or personnel transport units) there is no "mass effect" per se in the star trek verse. The closest thing you get is the warp field, which is (to put it simply) a bubble of subspace that allows for super-liminal travel by changing the properties of space-time in the area around a ship, not by negating the mass of an object.