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Re: starship-design: Interstellar Exploration Ship Design
"L. Parker" wrote:
> -- cut --
> We are talking a six month deployment here...not six years or even sixty
> years. I am beginning to have serious doubts about slow ships (0.3c or
> less). I no longer believe it is possible to stuff enough food onboard for
> an Explorer class vessel. So we are back to growing it enroute. Or a MUCH
> faster vessel.
Can't forget the time honored si-fi tradition of suspended animation...
Wake me at beta-gama 13 and I just hope you wound your alarm clock.
PS.Avoid any AI-units called windows 3000 umm HAL 9000.
"We do not inherit our time on this planet from our parents...
We borrow it from our children."
"Where a calculator like the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and
weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes
and weigh only 1 1/2 tons." Popular Mechanics, March 1949