(Taken from History page and moved here for now)
- 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.
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 http://www.spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts116/fdf/116ascentdata.html. --Adminwiki (talk) 13:16, 11 October 2013 (EST)
More g-force stuff
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-force#Human_tolerance_of_g-force 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)