How big a spaceship could we build?

How big of a spaceship can we build?

Assuming the ship were designed to generate artificial gravity by centripetal force (i.e. a rotating cylinder) the would need be a minimum of about 224 meters (735 feet) in radius and 320 meters (1,050 feet) in length.

Is a planet sized spaceship possible?

No. Something held together by it’s own gravity is very weak. It’s more like a drop of water than a steel sphere.

Is building a spaceship possible?

Not a chance! In fact we can go further and say that without some magical break-though in propulsion technology we will never be able to build a starship. The reason is simply physics. We know how far it is to the nearest star.

Is it possible to build a spaceship like Star Trek?

Is it possible to build a ship like the Enterprise in Star Trek? Yes and no. Yes, you could build a mock-up with corridors and a bridge and crew quarters and engineering and all the Jefferies tubes you could ever want to crawl through with a perfect simulation of the 1g artificial gravity used in the Enterprise.

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Is China building a mile long spaceship?

China is investigating how to build ultra-large spacecraft that are up to 0.6 mile long, and Mason Peck, the Stephen J. Fujikawa ’77 Professor of Astronautical Engineering believes it’s feasible.

Is China building a spaceship?

China’s next-generation crewed spacecraft, which launched on a demonstration flight last year, has been unveiled to the public eye. The once-flown capsule is on display at the Airshow China 2021 in Guangdong Province’s Zhuhai City.

Is NASA building a spaceship?

Orion is NASA’s new spacecraft, built to take humans farther into space than they’ve ever gone before. It will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew and provide a safe return to Earth.

Could a space elevator work?

A space elevator is possible with today’s technology, researchers say (we just need to dangle it off the moon) Space elevators would dramatically reduce the cost of reaching space but have never been technologically feasible.

Is NASA building a new space shuttle?

Orion is Nasa’s new spaceship for humans, designed to visit destinations such as the Moon and Mars. Here’s our guide to America’s replacement for the space shuttle. When astronauts return to the Moon this decade – under a Nasa plan called Artemis – they’ll travel there in Orion.

Are sci fi spaceships possible?

Originally Answered: Are spaceship designs shown in movies possible? These ships are certainly possible. Of course these designs are only meant for sci-fi movies (for now), so they might not fully be worked out and practical.

Do we have space ships?

As of 2016, only three nations have flown crewed spacecraft: USSR/Russia, USA, and China. The first crewed spacecraft was Vostok 1, which carried Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into space in 1961, and completed a full Earth orbit. There were five other crewed missions which used a Vostok spacecraft.

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Why don’t we build spaceships in space?

Why do people not build spaceships in space? It is always more expensive to launch something in pieces and assemble it in space than it is to assemble it on the ground and launch it in one piece. For all space probes and for manned flights, we had a launch vehicle big enough.

Is warp drive possible?

“None of the physically conceivable warp drives can accelerate to speeds faster than light,” Bobrick says. That is because you would require matter capable of being ejected at speeds faster than light—but no known particles can travel that fast.

Will we ever create a warp drive?

Warp drives are theoretically possible if still far-fetched technology. Two recent papers made headlines in March when researchers claimed to have overcome one of the many challenges that stand between the theory of warp drives and reality.