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# 97
01-16-2013, 09:32 AM
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Yeah the death star is a SCIENCE FICTION space station from a SCIENCE FICTION movie. Im sure they can build something like but no exactly like it. Like how the BTE will look like the enterprise but will not be the enterprise from the movies. You are assuming that a government were to build this it will be like the death star,
That's not what I meant. I'm not saying we can't do it if we want to, I'm saying that there's really no reason to. The only reason to give it an iconic form is to be inspiring. And the Death Star wouldn't inspire people, at least not the way we probably want it to.

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Anyway back on topic got some good news to share

this plus

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article....-01-534642.xml
Yes, VASIMR engines are probably the top candidate for being scaled up to be used in the engines of the Gen1 Enterprise.

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That link doesn't work.

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star trek is defiantly coming to life
http://www.buildtheenterprise.org/wp...rop_resize.jpg

Also, check out this poster one of BTE's supporters made in response to the Death Star petition. Epic, or what?
"It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-- Q

Last edited by psycoticvulcan; 01-16-2013 at 09:51 AM.