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Star Trek fan plans to build the Enterprise

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 03:50 PM

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A Stark Trek fan has a message for humanity: Can we boldly go where no man has gone before - and build a fully-functioning Starship Enterprise?

Visit BuildTheEnterprise.org, and you may believe you have stumbled upon the blueprints of a NASA-funded project, so complete and fully-fledged are the blueprints.

Every detail of the first Enterprise has been planned out to the smallest degree, from the inner workings of the 'gravity wheel' to the coverings on the exterior shielding, as well as the outline of the first ten missions and the political problems that will have to be overcome.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:31 PM

no way..wonder if Shatner will still be alive and if they will let him be captain

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:09 AM

Pfft. "It will never get off the ground".  Seriously.

But, if they could make it "float" or place it on a cruiseliner etc, then it would make a great global travelling attraction and would be so much fun spending 2 weeks "cruising" around as a member of the crew of the "Enterprise" :yes:

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

I want one :)


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:33 AM

Seems llike a much better idea rather than building a replica of the Titanic.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:56 PM

Sigh, does this make anyone else sad? Honestly there are no words


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:31 PM

OK more money than sense


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:37 PM

Something such as this would have to be built in Space. We do not have the technology to fly this type of craft in earth atmosphere and gravity. IF and it's a very large IF they could figure out a way to build a space port, of which they had thousands of workers building this in space, then his means of propulsion etc may be plausible.

Unfortunately, we don't have a massive space port, nor thousands of capable workers to work in space. We find it a major challenge simply building the ISS in space. This would have to be done in a similar fashion but on a much MUCH grand scale. Build pieces here on earth, transport them to the space port, and install up there. We're hundreds if not thousands of years away from this I'm afraid.

I suppose if the Earth mega powers all worked together and jointly funded this there could be a chance. Imagine the outcome of all the technology and advancements that would take place. The cheapest way to get the pre-built parts to space would be to actually build the Space Elevators we've discussed elsewhere, and many other amazing things would have to be built out of a necessity to accomplish the greater goal.

It'll never happen lol

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:07 PM

Since Im a fan count me in. :st

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

I like the idea someone posted about starting it out as a sea going cruise ship. That seems VERY doable, and fun. I would definitely buy a ticket to cruise the oceans in it.


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:00 PM

They can make it as a dirigible.
This already looks like the two back sections.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:06 PM

Good point as well :)



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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:23 PM

20 years the guy says. Of course new technological advances will come alone in those 20 years to add to the plan.


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:01 PM

Sure he will...


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:03 AM

when do we build star wars star destroyers?





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