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Re: RE: starship-design: Re: shielding

> > Most shielding will be mass for the reactors in the

> > front of the space craft.

> > ben


> The reactors should not need much shielding, but the HUGE quantities of

> reactor fuel could easily serve as shielding for the crew quarters.

> If you notice the diagrams I put in the web site, the ship looked like a

> little tug on the back of this huge block of fusion fuel.

I remember someone bringing this up before, but I don't remember a

response...what do you use for shielding after you spin to decelerate? Now

the only thing between you and all those relativistic particles is the


Lee Parker

Don't spin the ship, just move the engines to the frount of the block of fuel.