Starship Enterprise could be a reality by 2032, engineer says5/13/2012
An ambitious engineer is delighting Trekkies everywhere with detailed plans for a full-size, functional Starship Enterprise that he believes could be up and running in 20 years. With his just-launched website, Build The Enterprise, site curator BTE Dan is lobbying hard for an ion-powered Enterprise that could be built with current technology. "Star Trek" fans can drool longingly over ship specs or this 3-D animated video which dissects the 0.3 mile saucer section of the Enterprise to reveal a rotating-magnet gravity wheel. BTE is trying to convince Congress to beam the funds to NASA, even going so far as to suggest budget and tax revisions to make it happen. "The only obstacles to us doing it are the limitations we place on our collective imagination," he enthused.
Would you put your tax dollars toward building a Starship Enterprise?