Starship, foundation, to the far galaxies
I've got an idea.
There is USA's DAPRA's project
100 Year Starship
I am crazy about it. I am crazy about space travel. Have You read I.Asimov's Fondation series? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_Series
And to addition to this his the End of Eternity? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_of_Eternity But I'm dissatisfied with his limitation for space travel.
I offer the next.
Let's organize "International Free Star Foundation"
We will build the spaceship for the travel out of the Solar System.
In 100 Year Starship conception I dislike cause this is a DAPRA's (US Ministry of Defence) child.
I offer to develop "open-source" Starship.
I'll be glad to get any suggestions, feedbacks, opinions and notes.
May the Force be with you
that's very large large scale project. how you're planning on doing that ??
Hi Dear Ali
First of all I suppose this project will be for several generations (I mean that developed spaceship will see our grandchildren, not us).
We need to solve several problems
1) Theoretical problem of development & design
2) Practical problem of building the spaceship in some vicinity of Earth
3) Problem of human resource and financing
In theoretical part we need to solve next problems (may be more, but I'll point main, which I see)
1) Problem of engine amd power plant development
2) Problem of flying with speed of several light speed (yes, I mean that we'll develop such speed and will overcome the Einstain's limitations)
3) Spaceship design problem, developed for several LS (light speed)
May be there are more problem to solve, but I see these (as the first iteration)
Sounds ambitios, but Cheops piramide humanity have built.
We will build the Enterprise
Greetings to all!
@Michail: Very interesting project! Although I have no idea if CFD can still be applied in outer space, since there's... no fluids!?
Anyway, closest thing to what I can help with, is with the occasional idea, such as:
Thank You, Dear Bruno for the ideas. It's rather helpful.
Yes, there aren't fluid's but what do You think about
..."Computational Light Dynamics"...(CLD) :cool:???
..."Computational Space Dynamics"...(CSD):cool:???
Yes, of course there will be HUGE ammount of math. I am going to enter the Apllied Math course next summer and I intend to dedicate 4 years of my life to the pure math.
I am crazy. I know that.
I have made a lot of rather crazy things in my life and I won't stop. This wil be the TOP.
I am looking for the same crazy and mad science enthusiasts like I am.
I like Asimov's "Foundation" conception and I am a romantic.
I am a former Russian Air Force captain and I hate war now. I suppose that science and love will save the world.
Some day you will know the truth that Moon is already colonized way back in 50s and NASA, DARPA are there for the cover. Don't believe me then try searching satellite pictures of Far side of Moon and its analysis.
Just wanted to share a page I spotted a few days ago: http://www.openspaceuniversity.org/
They're currently having a competition on building rockets using 3D printers... to print the rockets!
This is somewhat basic stuff, but still... a starship has to get into space somehow :D And rockets can be studied using CFD, so... have fun! :)
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