Originally Posted By: momos
I'd like your opinion on using Nuclear Pulse Propulsion for manned interstellar travel


Originally Posted By: paul
no , its not possible.


Originally Posted By: imagegeek
Sorry, the above is just silly. Unmanned travel to other star systems is well within current technology,


manned interstellar travel

and how fast can you accelerate the ship , that is manned?
how many generations will pass before the ship approaches
the deceleration point?

the probes we launched in the 60's and 70's
pioneer 10 was passed by voyager 2 in 1998 becomming the
furtherest man made object in space.



it has just passed our planetary system.

what new magical propulsion do we now use that was not
used then that would get us there faster?

solar wind? not hardly.

solar power? !!! but the suns sooooo tiny there.


dont forget if your going to use nuclear power to do the
job... how much fuel will you need?

do we have that much fuel?

so one false move and its lights out.
do we already have a nuclear power station in space?

just what would you use to power such a short lived journey if you dont use free energy?

just suppose your distant future family members are still
living and actually have succeded in keeping there muscle and bone structure in tact , what would the effects of slowing the spacecraft down have on them , as for the last 30 or 40 generations in your family have never experienced any deceleration on their bodies.

and for the next 30 or 40 generations they will all
experience deceleration.

then they arrive and no deceleration.

will they never get a cold or a virus in the thousands of years that would wipe them all out?

what would be the odds that any of them would survive the first year?

now or course there are no supply shipps trailing them or manufacturing ships or farm ships.

so your going to have to make everything that might break down as you travel.

this includes every manufacturing process on earth.

again

no its not possible.

im jst being realistic , thats all.

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