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Topic # 103490 8-Jun-2012 06:36
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Yur not dreaming they are actually going to build one. Will take 20yrs to complete.  If you are in your late teens early 20's change your goals make it number one to get to work / live on the enterprise and go where no kiwi has gone before! Even if it only has a nuclear powered reactor! Might have to wait awhile longer for the Warp drive to be invented.  Startrek lore the warp drive wasn't invented till 2069 if I remember right. :)

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The project requires nine years of research and 11 years of development, with the ship built in space. It would be powered by a 1.5-gigawatt nuclear reactor and include three landing craft. The project attempts to solve the problem of gravity by including a gravity wheel in the ship's saucer section. At 960 metres long, the Enterprise would be the largest craft made by man. "The Enterprise will inspire us," the website says. "The ship will be over a half mile in length.

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  Reply # 637604 8-Jun-2012 06:55
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Let me rephrase that, not actually building one now but that's the plan for the very near future.

Forget about the pyramids or the tallest skyscrapers, the Enterprise will be the new 7th wonder of the world!




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  Reply # 637609 8-Jun-2012 07:27
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I'm not dreaming but they are. It will never happen.




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  Reply # 637611 8-Jun-2012 07:31
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KiwiNZ: I'm not dreaming but they are. It will never happen.


That's just typical coming from a Starwars fan. :)




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  Reply # 637630 8-Jun-2012 08:36
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Look, I want to travel the stars as much as anybody but this is fantasy. We might as well have dragon breeding program.  

SpaceX has actually put rockets and payloads into space. They actually have a rocket, that works. 

If one cent that could have gone to SpaceX goes to this it will be a tragedy.  




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  Reply # 637632 8-Jun-2012 08:40
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Someone's been drinking too much interstellar space juice




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  Reply # 637646 8-Jun-2012 09:16
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Forget about the pyramids or the tallest skyscrapers, the Enterprise will be the new 7th wonder of the world!


Except for the not insignificant detail that it won't be anywhere on this world to be found....



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  Reply # 637682 8-Jun-2012 10:06
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*crosses fingers*

Would rather they build the city of Atlantis (off Stargate Atlantis) but each their own!




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  Reply # 637709 8-Jun-2012 10:59
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dragon breeding you say...hmmm




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  Reply # 637778 8-Jun-2012 12:46
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Really cool idea, but read the page there is no "They" it appears to be one mans dream. Hey dream big! But also looking at the infrastructure tabs his heavy lift stuff hasnt even been invented.

Like I said dream big, but perhaps dont get to carried away in other peoples dreams.


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  Reply # 638023 8-Jun-2012 21:20
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Ongoing funds for this project may depend in part on continuing the fanbase by producing another Star Trek TV series.

If I had the choice I'd invest in another TV series before this project ; ).

Got to love it though. I hope it lives long, and prospers.

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  Reply # 638026 8-Jun-2012 21:37
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It's scheduled to go where no man has gone before

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  Reply # 638027 8-Jun-2012 21:38
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It's scheduled to go where no man has gone before



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  Reply # 638216 9-Jun-2012 12:54
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Kelsey: Really cool idea, but read the page there is no "They" it appears to be one mans dream. Hey dream big! But also looking at the infrastructure tabs his heavy lift stuff hasnt even been invented.

Like I said dream big, but perhaps dont get to carried away in other peoples dreams.



True. But if he gets the backing of NASA and NASA like putting money into big dream projects a Starship Enterprise could be parked up in space in 20 or so years from now.  Imagine if they made their first mission to mars in the Enterprise.




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  Reply # 638655 10-Jun-2012 21:58
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Kaos36:
KiwiNZ: I'm not dreaming but they are. It will never happen.


That's just typical coming from a Starwars fan. :)


hey if they were  building a enterprise and a death star, i know what one i would be wanting to be on :) 

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  Reply # 638656 10-Jun-2012 21:59
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gzt: Ongoing funds for this project may depend in part on continuing the fanbase by producing another Star Trek TV series.

If I had the choice I'd invest in another TV series before this project ; ).

Got to love it though. I hope it lives long, and prospers.


yeah, another season of SGU


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