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Backend notes

(Taken from History page and moved here for now)

Interstellar travel

  • Reliable interstellar travel is only 50-80 years old
  • Several worlds colonized and in better political and resource shape than home (US history analogue)
  • NO alien sentient beings to displace. Just flora and fauna. Terraforming?
  • Terraforming - if you can make interstellar ships, you can terraform.

-- Adminwiki (talk) 06:21, 18 March 2013 (UTC)


The way a shuttle goes, 1 --> 2.5 G over 1 min; I think this temporary slowdown is to changine engine staging (dump the external fuel tank) but I need to look this up. About 30 sec of pulling foot off pedal; then slow acceleration from 1 --> 3 G, w/ 2G hitting at 6 min in, and 3 G at 7 min, with sustain for 1 min until orbit, with relative 0 G.

I can't have an 8 minute launch segment. Really. But maybe the 3G limit can be useful; a reusable craft like Riti doesn't need to dump tanks or restage or anything; could compress launch to 3-4 minutes without being too obnoxious scientifically, especially with sustained 3G in there (forced take off)
See --Adminwiki (talk) 13:16, 11 October 2013 (EST)

More g-force stuff Completely by accident Vikrannu gives the right advice to the passengers: lie down in bunks for takeoff. See "eyes-in" references to g-force. --Adminwiki (talk) 13:29, 11 October 2013 (EST)