Let's design a spaceship

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by Norsefire, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Norsefire

    Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom

    A spaceship to travel the galaxy! What will it need? What dangers will the crew face? What fuels will we use?

    Let's roughly throw together a spaceship.

    Ok, first order of business: propulsion. What's the best bet for fast and efficient propulsion? I like the nuclear propulsion and ion propulsion ideas best...but what about antimatter propulsion?

    Life support?

    Protection from radiation?

    Artificial gravity?

    Artificial habitats on board?


    What will we need? What will we do?
  2. GeoffP

    GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum

    You'll need lots of lawyers.
  3. thinking

    thinking Banned

    why ?
  4. thinking

    thinking Banned

  5. PieAreSquared

    PieAreSquared Woo is resistant to reason

    Plastic Bobble head Jesus on the dashboard
  6. thinking

    thinking Banned

    moving on
  7. Xylene

    Xylene Valued Senior Member

    Holodeck--long journeys get boring, and a journey to another star gets reeeeallly boring.
  8. PieAreSquared

    PieAreSquared Woo is resistant to reason

    Plasma .. what kind??
  9. terrybrookman

    terrybrookman New Member

    We are already on a space ship!
  10. cosmictraveler

    cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always.

    We won't need a space ship, we will need a stargate that would take us anywhere in the universe in a matter of seconds.

  11. thinking

    thinking Banned

    now wouldn't that be gosh darn handy :D

    but mean while in reality .....

    lets build the space ship:D
  12. thinking

    thinking Banned

    of the cosmic plasma kind

    of protons and electrons
  13. thinking

    thinking Banned

    and on they way you see and experience

    don't forget not only will you get closer to another star(s) but you will see them from a different perspective

    and because of this perspective learn something new about stars and you won't know that until you examine the star three dimensionally up close
  14. PieAreSquared

    PieAreSquared Woo is resistant to reason

    doesn't this sort of conflict with your questions in this thread ??


    But as for the other entities like electrons, neutrons, photons and quarks I have strong doubts if they really exist in the real world and not just on paper.

    now you want to take them on the cruise ??
  15. thinking

    thinking Banned

    we have issues about reality it seems

    I have responded
  16. PieAreSquared

    PieAreSquared Woo is resistant to reason

    Plasma is not the easiest thing to contain, if it were, we would be a lot further in being energy independent , they been trying to keep that genii in the bottle for quite some time.

    goggle ITER
  17. Manimammal

    Manimammal Death from the day I was born.

    Lets just stick to playing spaceship video games and pretend that is as real as it is going to get for the next few thousand years, until the robots do it for us.
  18. Dynamite Dan

    Dynamite Dan Registered Senior Member

    Last edited: Jun 27, 2009
  19. zero gravity sex cages.
  20. Nasor

    Nasor Valued Senior Member

    You would probably carry a limited amount of oxygen, and use chemical engineering to convert the CO2 back into oxygen and carbon.

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