Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by spiritprime, Jul 30, 2012.
I don't know about you guys, but I find this... unconvincing.
Really? Wow. I guess the public symposiums will have 100 Year Annual Star Ship conventions.
Hell, I'd try and get into one of those ASS conventions and see if they accept any of my input...
I don't see any problem with funnelling any amount of money to any project that advances human space travel, especially one that aims to take a wider set of opinions and skills in the development thereof.
Not a great name for the project though.
It'll never happen. At least not in the time-frame they suggest. All that will happen is they'll talk about it, probably over a nice expensive meal. Someone will build a nice expensive model of a spaceship and they'll ooh and aaah and talk about that for another year or so. Someone will whip up a little expensive 3D animation of the ship model leaving Earth's atmosphere and flying through space and probably meeting an alien and they'll gush over that too for a decade or so. Some company will come on board to sell tickets for the mission before going bust a few years later taking all the cash taken with it and another company will sign up and make crappy cheap merchandise with the project's logo on it and charge $100 for a t-shirt (since '100' is the magic number for the project). They'll sell the movie rights to the project's story. All the cash they get given will be pissed away or side-tracked into personal accounts. Eventually they'll not accomplish anything meaningful and will still be talking about it for another hundred years.
I agree, any money they put into space is money well spent. If it were my world, I'd end government handouts entirely and focus 100% of that money to the space program.
Look where we were 100 years ago compared to today, add that to the exponential curve we're on for scientific discovery - totally possible time frame, if they stay on track.
Well, as long as they don't get lost in the Delta Quadrant...
Nice Star Trek reference.
$500,000? Well, that will pay for the launch pad.
I don't think these people realize how expensive it is to actually send something into space with our current technology, let alone send it to the next star system.
I don't think the voters would be too happy about that.
Funniest. Reply. Ever.
And the Vidians, the Kazon, the Hirogen, Species 8472 and half a dozen other aliens that wanted to kill Voyager
Well technically Species 8472 isn't from the Delta Quadrant but from Fluidic Space, the Delta Quadrant just happens to be the place the came into our Galaxy.
Yeah I know, I'm a nerd.
I was JUST going to make that "Fluidic space" comment, but got beaten.
We can building this thing together, standing strong forever. Nothing's gonna stop us now.
I think the 500,000 was implied as a research grant. That means they are paying 500,000 to let a bunch of people sit around a table and talk about planning this for a couple months. So no, that's not their "space" budget.
The Gamma Quadrant wouldn't be much fun either.
O HAI Dominion. So... where's the nearest wormhole out of here?
First they would need warp drive or croystasis. If people would have to breed on board, the gene pool would degenerate.
A McDonalds probably.
A way around that would be to take donated frozen sperm or DNA samples of millions of people that aren't going on the mission to keep refreshing the pool with.
And who wouldn't want a nice pool full of lovely donated sperm?
This kind of stuff always sounds exciting. I hope to be able to see this stuff when I'm still alive...
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