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Re: NASA is going to build a "warp drive"
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2013, 09:43:23 pm »
This is really freaking cool and would be badass if this worked somewhere down the line, but yeah, I agree with the sentiment of not being the first person to line up for testing it.
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Re: NASA is going to build a "warp drive"
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2013, 02:44:13 am »
That attitude might help explain why Zefram Cochrane both invented warp drive and made the first test flight in Star Trek: nobody else was willing to get into the cockpit of something that potentially dangerous.
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Re: NASA is going to build a "warp drive"
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2013, 12:34:21 pm »
Helped that he was three sheets in the wind at the time too.

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Re: NASA is going to build a "warp drive"
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2013, 04:41:31 pm »
That attitude might help explain why Zefram Cochrane both invented warp drive and made the first test flight in Star Trek: nobody else was willing to get into the cockpit of something that potentially dangerous.

If they could get 200,000 people to apply to Mars One, I'm sure there'll be little trouble finding volunteers to test the first warp drive.
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Re: NASA is going to build a "warp drive"
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2013, 08:38:16 pm »
I didn't think Mars One was supposed to be going FTL though.  I think that's where the whole "not wanting to be the first" sentiment is coming from.

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Re: NASA is going to build a "warp drive"
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2013, 08:58:15 pm »
It's more a general point about willingness to do dangerous things in the name of "Space is awesome!"
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Re: NASA is going to build a "warp drive"
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2013, 07:57:17 pm »
Plus, I'd love to have my name in the history books near the real-world Zefram Cochrane.
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