The ship is planned to be a faithful recreation of the supposed original, the same size as future Enterprises would be envisaged to - with 1g gravity, ample living space and a bridge where the captain and crew will work.
One Star Trek fan is proposing to boldly go where no man has gone before, by building an actual, fully-functioning Star-ship Enterprise in real life. To get a more rounded picture, visit - BuildTheEnterprise.org - where you will find complete blueprints which go into astonishing detail.
This initial Enterprise appears to have to have been meticulously thought out, not just from the inner workings of the so-called gravity wheel to the exterior shielding coverings, but also outline proposals for ten starter missions and thoughts about potential political problems.
Although anti-matter powered warp drives and teleportation devices are still a fantasy, this imaginative systems engineer works in the field of trialling new technologies, and is certain that his model could be constructed within a generation, a nuclear powered that could reach the moon in three days and Mars in only ninety.
The ship is planned to be a faithful recreation of the supposed original, the same size as future Enterprises would be envisaged to - with 1g gravity, ample living space and a bridge where the captain and crew will work. This Enterprise ill need a huge number of sensors to whatever in space the ship encounters.
The ability to launch landing craft - capable of planet-fall - will be integral to the exploratory functions, and the mother craft will use ion propulsion engines, which will be powered by nuclear reactors. The web site goes into great detail, breaking down the way in which modern-day technology can be adapted.
This enterprise, however, will be very different internally from the Star Trek version. Three hull sections to the rear of this ship will be required to house the three engines and nuclear reactors needed for powering this massive ship. Also the bridge of the vessel would have to be central to the design if gravity is to be maintained.
It is simply that current technology means that things that seem so natural in the TV series are just not physically possible today, so things have to be moved around quite a lot. Of course the cost of building such a vessel would be astronomical, and just exactly how the builders propose to give this ship the power to lift off is something of a mystery.
Considering the power requirements of getting rockets and shuttle craft into orbit these days - vessels weighing an average of no more than twenty tons - the idea of propelling a vessel into orbit that weighs fifty times as much would require a technological expertise that simply does not exist these days.
The designer works as a systems engineer and electrical engineer, exploring new ideas and technologies and was captivated, as a child, by the image and idea of the USS Enterprise, building a kit version purchased at a store when around nine years old. This latest incarnation of his ideas is quite amazing, though the actual willingness to build this vessel is likely to be in short supply, just because, as fantastic as it appears to be, this really is nothing more than a fight of science fiction fantasy.