FJR Top Gun
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: near Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA, Sol III
Smart People Saying Dumb Things.
I always get a kick out of the "scientists" who religiously claim that we can't go to the stars, because they are too far away. To me that is like saying that because we can't walk to China in a day, we can't walk to the supermarket.
Okay, we do not have a Warp Drive yet, but I was at the U.S. Space Conference (held at Colorado Springs, CO) when Dr. Edward Teller handed us our marching orders. He presented to us a valid star-drive engine design, the COTS nuclear reactor to power it, and assorted proven details for the craft. Due to long-term heating, the first ships would have to be robot probes, and he challenged the intellects of Earth to solve "that little problem" for us. Bottom line, the first ship could get to the Centauri star group in about twenty years, with radio telemetry coming back five years later. We could do this, decades ago. I could have made the trip AND returned in my lifetime, except for the heat problem.
We got up and gave that man a standing ovation.
2008 FJR1300A - Pirelli Angel GT (Spec A) tires, RDL seat, TPMS, GPS digital speedometer (Amazon ~US$28.00).
P.S. Life is too short, and health is too valuable, to ride on cheap parade-duty tires.