Retro Future

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Da stolpert man bei Boing Boing Gadgets über diese Astronautenanzüge von Vorgestern und klickt auf der Website dann so hier und da und stellt dann mal eben fest, dass man sich da seit einer Stunde festgelesen hat. Es geht um realistisches Raumschiffdesign anhand von Science-Fiction-Kultur aus dem 19. Jahrhundert bis heute und was man da lesen und sehen kann, ist der absolute Knüller...

The main way to get a handle on your ship definition is to decide what kinds of missions it will be capable of. Let's decide that the Solar Guard cruiser Polaris will be capable of taking off from Terra, travelling to Mars, landing on Mars, taking off from Mars, travelling to Terra, and landing on Terra. All without re-fuelling.

Keep in mind that this is an incredibly silly sort of ship to design. Any real spacecraft designer would design two craft: one surface to orbit shuttle, and one orbit to orbit vehicle.

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Space opera with no StarDrive is like chocolate cake without the chocolate. In his "Lucky Starr" novels, Isaac Asimov uses the term "Hyperatomic spaceships", presumably since the spacecraft had both a faster-than-light Hyperspace engine and a more conventional atomic engine.

Ich liebe diesen Scheiß.