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Constructing Space Ships
Constructing SpaceShips is not an easy task. though there are many way of building huge ships in orbit and even in space between the stars. Although it is much easier to build in a solar system. Astaroids can be mined and ... One of my favoured methods of constructing Space ships is to grow them, yes grow them. not like plants but like crystals. You can grow a huge, and organic looking ship, from a plastic base, or seed, and by guiding the way this crystal grows you can get a very strong ship. Remember that diamonds are very strong crystals made from soft coal or graphite. Like diamonds the base element you need for plastics is carbon, and if you are building your ship in orbit of a planet with too much carbon in its atmosphear, you can harvest that carbon. Providing you have the technology to extract the carbon from. let's say exsess carbondioxide in the atmosphear and the ability to recombine it with other ellement in the ways needed to grow hugely long carbon chains. well you're building dozens, or hundreds of ship in orbit ofer your planed and you're cleaning up a lot of the polution too
Another bit of cusial technology you will need is high temperature superconductors. and you can grow long continuous carbon chains which are superconducting
Optical technology comes in handy too.
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2005 December 28