Let's design a spaceship

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

  1. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    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?

    Self-sustainability?

    What will we need? What will we do?
     
  2. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    You'll need lots of lawyers.
     
  3. thinking Banned Banned

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    why ?
     
  4. thinking Banned Banned

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  5. PieAreSquared Woo is resistant to reason Registered Senior Member

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    Plastic Bobble head Jesus on the dashboard
     
  6. thinking Banned Banned

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    moving on
     
  7. Xylene Valued Senior Member

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    Holodeck--long journeys get boring, and a journey to another star gets reeeeallly boring.
     
  8. PieAreSquared Woo is resistant to reason Registered Senior Member

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    Plasma .. what kind??
     
  9. terrybrookman Registered Member

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    We are already on a space ship!
     
  10. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    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.

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  11. thinking Banned Banned

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    now wouldn't that be gosh darn handy :D

    but mean while in reality .....

    lets build the space ship:D
     
  12. thinking Banned Banned

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    of the cosmic plasma kind

    of protons and electrons
     
  13. thinking Banned Banned

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    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 Woo is resistant to reason Registered Senior Member

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

    http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=94063

    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 Banned Banned

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    we have issues about reality it seems

    I have responded
     
  16. PieAreSquared Woo is resistant to reason Registered Senior Member

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    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 Death from the day I was born. Registered Senior Member

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    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 Registered Senior Member

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    Dan
     
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  19. tuberculatious Banned Banned

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    zero gravity sex cages.
     
  20. Nasor Valued Senior Member

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    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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