Jump to content

Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.

- - - - -

Star Trek fan plans to build the Enterprise

star trek enterprise captain kirk

  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

#1    Still Waters

Still Waters

    Deeply Mysterious

  • 38,562 posts
  • Joined:01 Jun 2008
  • Gender:Female

  • "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein

Posted 14 May 2012 - 03:50 PM


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.


Posted Image

#2    Fox Mccloud

Fox Mccloud


  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 288 posts
  • Joined:20 Feb 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida

  • Stealthy messenger of the gods,
    Cunning and wise, reliable friend,
    Guide my steps through this maze of deception
    And see this problem to its end.

Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:31 PM

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

"Every time you pick up your guitar to play, play as if it's the last time." Clapton

#3    libstaK


    Nosce Te Ipsum

  • 6,897 posts
  • Joined:06 Feb 2011
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia

  • Hello Reality and all that is True
    When Oxymoron was defined it was just for you

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:

"I warn you, whoever you are, oh you who wish to probe the arcanes of nature, if you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither shall you find it outside.
If you ignore the excellencies of your own house, how do you intend to find other excellencies?
In you is hidden the treasure of treasures, Oh man, know thyself and you shall know the Universe and the Gods."

Inscription - Temple of Delphi

#4    Lady Llayne

Lady Llayne

    Alien Embryo

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 32 posts
  • Joined:28 Sep 2011
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:South Africa

  • Be happy, you are the only one that controls you. Never mind the rest. Its mind over matter, if you don't mind they don't matter :)

Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

I want one :)

#5    BiffSplitkins


    Vertically Challenged

  • Member
  • 7,145 posts
  • Joined:09 Aug 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Home of 'The Orange'

  • We all have a song inside us, it tells us who we are.

    'John Doeber' fellow musician

Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:33 AM

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

"The problem with internet quotes is that you cant always depend on their accuracy" -Abraham Lincoln, 1864

Posted Image

#6    cenobite


    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,117 posts
  • Joined:28 Apr 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:england

  • old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm

Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:56 PM

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

#7    wolfknight


    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,658 posts
  • Joined:26 Jun 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA Kentucky

  • There is nothing to Fear, but fear itself

Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:31 PM

OK more money than sense

#8    ColoradoParanormal


    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,313 posts
  • Joined:03 Aug 2010
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Colorado

  • 'Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.'

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

Edited by ColoradoParanormal, 15 May 2012 - 02:38 PM.

#9    Big Bad Voodoo

Big Bad Voodoo

    High priest of Darwinism

  • Member
  • 9,582 posts
  • Joined:15 Nov 2010
  • Gender:Male

Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:07 PM

Since Im a fan count me in. :st

JFK: "And we are as a people, inherently and historically, opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy..."

#10    pallidin



  • Member
  • 7,316 posts
  • Joined:09 Dec 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere south of the North Pole

  • "When life gets you down... swim with a dolphin"

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.

#11    Bella-Angelique


    Caprica Six Cylon

  • Member
  • 7,174 posts
  • Joined:02 Feb 2006
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:USA

  • There is more to learn

Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:00 PM

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


Posted Image

#12    pallidin



  • Member
  • 7,316 posts
  • Joined:09 Dec 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere south of the North Pole

  • "When life gets you down... swim with a dolphin"

Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:06 PM

Good point as well :)

#13    Kryso


    Always watching...

  • Member
  • 3,943 posts
  • Joined:21 Sep 2003
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:England

  • Truth titillates the imagination far less than fiction.

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.

#14    TheSpoonyOne


    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 224 posts
  • Joined:16 Mar 2010

Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:01 PM

Sure he will...

#15    csspwns


    Astral Projection

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 642 posts
  • Joined:07 Apr 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Francisco, CA

  • "Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; give him a religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish."

Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:03 AM

when do we build star wars star destroyers?

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users