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Engineer petitions White House to build starship Enterprise
Examiner ^ | January 14, 2013 | Claire Thalken

Posted on 01/17/2013 8:02:11 AM PST by re_tail20

An engineer who created plans to build a working replica of the starship Enterprise from “Star Trek” has created a petition for NASA to consider the feasibility of the project and re-imagine his design. As of today, his petition has gathered 6,293 signatures. In order to receive a reply from the White House, just over 18,700 additional signatures are required.

The engineer, who goes by BTE-Dan, has done more than just start a petition. He's created a website, buildtheenterprise.org, outlining why he believes the project would yield positive results for the country and the world.

“We have within our technological reach the ability to build the 1st generation of the USS Enterprise,” BTE-Dan wrote in his petition. "It ends up that this ship’s inspiring form is quite functional. This will be Earth’s first gigawatt-class interplanetary spaceship with artificial gravity. The ship can serve as a spaceship, space station, and space port all in one. In total, one thousand crew members & visitors can be on board at once. Few things could collectively inspire people on Earth more than seeing the Enterprise being built in space. And the ship could go on amazing missions, like taking the first humans to Mars while taking along a large load of base-building equipment for constructing the first permanent base there.”

BTE-Dan stresses that the ship would not be an exact replica as the technology does not exist, but he feels that using the design of the iconic ship would bring more public interest and enthusiasm in the American space program.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: enterprise

1 posted on 01/17/2013 8:02:20 AM PST by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

Outdated info. He now needs another approx 94000 signatures since the White House upped the number a few days ago.


2 posted on 01/17/2013 8:04:57 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: re_tail20
Only $983 billion to produce?
That's only a single obamaCoin


3 posted on 01/17/2013 8:08:48 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: re_tail20

Lock up this nut!!!


4 posted on 01/17/2013 8:11:25 AM PST by dalereed
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To: re_tail20

Starship Enterprise, eh?

Ummm... with what $$$?


5 posted on 01/17/2013 8:12:01 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: re_tail20
BTE-Dan stresses that the ship would not be an exact replica as the technology does not exist, but he feels that using the design of the iconic ship would bring more public interest and enthusiasm in the American space program.

That' rather an understatement. So, he wants us to build what is in essence a shell thank looks like the Enterprise while we lack the technology to even power it?

I'm thinking:

1) No matter-antimatter.

2) No gravity like the enterprise unless he plans on rotating it.

3) No impulse or warp drive.

4) Not to mention a large amount of red suits for all the people who will die on this thing.

5) Transporters.

6) No shuttle unless he wants to rip the decommed ones out of a museum (I could support this).

7) Clearly the only one with the ability to Captain it would be Obummer and that I can get behind.

8) Oh yeah, a vacuum/carpet cleaner that picks up the goo remaining of the crew the second they go into warp if that is ever possible.

6 posted on 01/17/2013 8:14:36 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: re_tail20

What?!?! No warp speed?


7 posted on 01/17/2013 8:15:01 AM PST by davisfh
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To: re_tail20

Totally legit, looks like another shovel-ready project. :/


8 posted on 01/17/2013 8:16:21 AM PST by RetroSexual
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To: re_tail20

Will the Moslems be invited to help out?


9 posted on 01/17/2013 8:25:09 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: re_tail20

I am signing this because a little green guy just ran out of a giant shimmering disk and told me “build the Enterprise and find the black obelisk you must.” He was being chased by silver dinosaur with acidic blood so it must be true.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 8:28:04 AM PST by rightsmart
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To: Lx

You left out the Heisenberg Compensators.

Those would probably add another 50Billion to the Price Tag.

And just WHERE does he propose to find the Dilithium Crystals or a good cheap source of Xenite?


11 posted on 01/17/2013 8:37:09 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: re_tail20

The engineer and his Chief Science Officer discussing the feasibility of warp drive...

12 posted on 01/17/2013 8:45:57 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: re_tail20

Freeman Dyson worked on the Orion Project to study the feasibility of nuclear engines for spacecraft, and thought he could build a nuclear starship for about the cost of a Trident submarine which was current at the time of the quote. Downside, no one would want to be downwind of the radioactive exhaust when it lifted off.


13 posted on 01/17/2013 8:47:16 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: re_tail20

I heard the Sepia House has already rejected a plan to build a Death Star. I don’t think this one will be approved either.


14 posted on 01/17/2013 8:55:16 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: re_tail20

Now to iron out the bugs in the warp drive. And figure out how artificial gravity works. And force fields. And impulse engines. And about 12,000 other things.


15 posted on 01/17/2013 9:02:53 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: re_tail20

What an idiot. Stargate is what we should be building, or at least teleports.


16 posted on 01/17/2013 9:03:38 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Lx

Picky, picky, picky!


17 posted on 01/17/2013 9:05:55 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: re_tail20
Building the Enterprise?

Wrong franchise for this regime.

We only have the ability to create the Debt Star, a powerful government able to destroy an entire economy.


18 posted on 01/17/2013 9:23:45 AM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: ScottinVA

sounds shovel-ready to me


19 posted on 01/17/2013 9:46:07 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: re_tail20

20 posted on 01/17/2013 10:01:59 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: RetroSexual

“Totally legit, looks like another shovel-ready project. :/”

Really?!?!? Dont give nObama any ideas!!!


21 posted on 01/17/2013 10:13:08 AM PST by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: re_tail20

Without the replicators, phasers, photon torpedoes, shields, warp drive and transporters it is just a pretty space liner.


22 posted on 01/17/2013 10:13:37 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JRios1968

That’s an outstanding photoshop!


23 posted on 01/17/2013 10:17:28 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

The guy is out of his Vulcan mind.


24 posted on 01/17/2013 10:28:26 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Lx

Let’s not get crazy here, you are forgetting the planet of green slave girls!


25 posted on 01/17/2013 10:33:52 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow
Not to mention Harry Mudd:


26 posted on 01/17/2013 12:57:30 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: JRios1968

This is what happens when an aeronautical engineer loses his job...: )


27 posted on 01/17/2013 1:24:05 PM PST by jsanders2001
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