Skip to comments.Did various incarnations of the starship Enterprise make space travel look too easy?
Posted on 04/23/2012 5:42:46 PM PDT by KevinDavis
In an interview with a reporter from the Associated Press, Scott Pace, the current director of the Space Policy Institute at The George Washington University and a former NASA associate administrator, was asked to comment on the April 12th failure of the North Korean rocket launch. He noted that sending a vehicle into space is still a significant technical challenge, and added, In many ways, the worst enemy of NASA is Star Trek
Captain Picard says engage and the ship moves. And people think How hard can this be? Filmmaker James Cameron supposedly made a similar comment about Star Treks depiction of space travel several years ago. This, so the argument goes, leads to unrealistic expectations in the public mind about where we should be these days on the Final Frontier. Reality has fallen far short of the galaxy-hopping future envisioned by Star Trek, and NASA takes the blame.
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It isn’t that the Enterprise moved... its that space moved. Haven’t they seen the latest Star Trek movie? sheesh
Thus the term, “science FICTION”.
Set hundreds of years in the future, the Enterprise had both impulse power and warp drive.
Comparing future, inter-stellar propulsion technologies with current North Korean rocket technology is... illogical.
“Captain Picard says engage and the ship moves.”
Star Trek - TNG “Engage”
Some things can never be repeated enough.
Make it so!
Well,....yeah. If you’re dumb enough to belive that this is science fact.
This is, after all, the same public mind that believes in Anthropogenic Global Warming.....
Everyone knows from Galaxy Quest that it is quite easy!
"Never give up. Never surrender!"
"Traveling Thru Hyperspace Ain't Like Dustin Crops Boy."
From the Starship Dimensions website.
One of my favorite movies, and one of the few with Sigourney Weaver that I actually thought she looked hot.
Imagine where we would be if we didn't have government bureaucrats.
Space travel is especially tough when you cancel your manned space program.
Did various incarnations of James Bond make getting laid look too easy ???
Geesh...what a stupid premise ...
But, yes, it's too bad people have gotten the idea we live in a Star Trek universe. In all likelihood, nothing could be further from the truth.
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