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It doesn't have to be aerodynamic and can be infinitely heavy, so safety can be designed with the highest priority unlike earth-bound vessels. Star Trek ships make no sense to be aerodynamic(though they do enter/exit atmospheres)

However, if there is a design that I would like to see translated to a real life counterpart, it would have to be the Normandy from Mass Effect

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post #32 of 102
I can't see it ever happening within 20 years tongue.gif
Somewhere below 100 or 90 though, I can see the chance of it happening
Edited by GAZ_MAN_432 - 5/12/12 at 6:11pm
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post #33 of 102
>spaceship enterprise

wut
post #34 of 102
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You would have to build it in some sort of orbit.
This will never happen.

It will likely happen, but not in 20 years. Space elevators will make building things in orbit much easier and cheaper.
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It doesn't have to be aerodynamic and can be infinitely heavy, so safety can be designed with the highest priority unlike earth-bound vessels. Star Trek ships make no sense to be aerodynamic(though they do enter/exit atmospheres)
However, if there is a design that I would like to see translated to a real life counterpart, it would have to be the Normandy from Mass Effect
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This. a real life SR-2 Normandy would be amazing. with joker piloting smile.gif
 
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I am so in love with this! drool.gifwubsmiley.gif
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Ion engines are great in space but how do you get this massive beast to escape gravity?


AS with any large ship you would have to construct it in space.


Also the borg know about not caring about aerodynamics.biggrin.gif
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post #38 of 102
First we need a space elevator, then a moon colony, THEN we might be able to construct a monster like this on the moon with it's low gravity. Dibs on a Normandy replica!
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post #39 of 102
Prove to some rich people there is a money tree on Mars they can claim for themselves and the ship will be flying out the door.
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I vote for the Normandy tongue.gif
IMHO sleekest spaceship I've seen so far tongue.gif
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