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  1. I like imagining new worlds and scenarios. Like what if we were right about Mars, Venus, and the Moon having life? (Actual idea I'm tossing around) How would we go about colonizing another solar system? What would happen if an entire species was isolated from the rest of the galaxy? Things like that are really interesting for me, and I like thinking about them. Now I just need to write, so if you'll excuse me, I'm going to continue writing out the plan for my novel
  2. Already did! It was pretty good, I think I read it a year ago or something like that. It's on my shelf. But I wonder what the reaction would be to a bunch of them in a fleet
  3. You know, I was just thinking; imagine being the alien race that comes to Earth to take over, but when they arrive we have a whole fleet of spacecraft chock full of nuclear bombs we're using as propulsion. Even if they outnumbered us, I would have to wonder if they'd consider turning back.
  4. "High flying bulkhead" that's a fancy way of saying the front fell off.
  5. I'm thinking of something a lot closer to home: Starlink. No, it's not exactly a mission, but it's the thing I want to see succeed the most anyway. Because while Ss/Sh is something I definitely want to see happen, it won't last for long if they can't fund it; so if we want Starship to be flying a lot, Starlink has to rake in the cash. That's going to make or break any grand ambitions they have for the vehicle. And subsequently any long-term missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond in the near/mid-future.
  6. Another successful launch! Still waiting on the status of the farings
  7. Many are. I think some can be fairly calm... for a red dwarf at least. Regardless, I think it's a good idea to look for life in places we don't expect it. If it can survive there, it can survive almost anywhere. Then the immediate problem after that is around the Fermi paradox, and perhaps the great filters.
  8. Actually... I think I fixed it. When I tried reinstalling it, I didn't delete it first. So I did that just now, reinstalled my games, and it seemed to have worked. And I'll keep that in mind next time.
  9. I don't have reddit or any other place to go to, so I figured I would just ask here. While I was searching for a savegame for Stellaris in the steam and steamapps files, I accidentally merged the two (stupid touchpad). Now steamapps is in steam, and I don't know how to fix it. Is it fine that way, or did I break something? Do I look for every single file in steamapps, and move it out? Which files are those? I tried reinstalling it, but that didn't do anything either.
  10. How should it be portrayed? I think scientific accuracy is something that more science fiction needs. But another important aspect is the portrayal of people who make those discoveries. And how it happens. So what are some glaring problems with it, and how should it be remedied? Are there examples of acceptable simplification, to avoid boredom? And a question directly related: If nothing else, what do you wish would absolutely just die in common portrayals? I hope that this thread is okay here.
  11. Yeah. To be honest, I'm really hoping sooner rather than later, SpaceX finds problems with life support, and go off to develop specialized systems (and we get a proper presentation for it). Like what food will be grown on Mars, and how will it be grown? How much energy and mass will the food/air/water/waste systems require? How are habitats going to be built? How will you protect people from radiation? What will the spacesuits look like? How are you going to maintain and repair the interiors/spacesuits/filters of martian dust? I just want to know how SpaceX themselves will address these. The fact he likes the idea of bringing Boring machines to Mars for underground colonies is promising at least.
  12. Ion/Plasma drives, and solar/magnetic sails are too weak to be considered sublight engines. They would help speed up interplanetary travel by potentially a good amount, but you won't be getting to another star anytime soon. The Halo drive is only good if you have a black hole nearby already (which we don't), so for our intents, is useless. Em drive, and other similar engines are dubious at best. Beamed sails, and Orion are good for more near-term interstellar travel if we really want it, but it would still take up to a century or more to reach another star. And in the beamed sails case, unless you have another drive, or some other way to slow the sail down on the other end, it better be a one-way probe. I would say fusion is one of the best methods (and one we could have within a century or so), after antimatter. Beamed sails are good as well once you can get an interstellar network set up.
  13. Hmm, when the devs show themselves here and (hopefully!) take more questions, you should ask if that could be planned for the future (could definitely enhance progression mode) or can be at least moddable. I had no idea how much I wanted to see that until I did. What was that Henry Ford quote again?
  14. I remember making this poll a long time ago, and I'm considering just deleting it. Feel it turns it too much into a popularity contest rather than discussion of, well, potentially habitable exoplanets. Thoughts? Also, that news about K2-18b is incredible! I can't wait for when this starts getting as commonplace as finding exoplanets, and (more near-term I hope) when we get JWST to take a look at TRAPPIST-1 PHL also updated the list earlier this month with 2 planets fairly close to the size of Earth in the same system, and a super Earth. GJ 1061 c/d, and GJ 357 d Planets around Teegarden's Star were also added since the last post here in January, and are also fairly close to the size of Earth. All good targets for direct imaging telescopes in the future.
  15. Eh, I wouldn't mind if that's the case. I'd just build a refinery station there, and ship the fuel back to wherever needed. But is there any confirmation on where you can get "He-3", or even if it's even in the game for Daedalus? There's some He-3 on the Moon, sure, but you're all talking about it like there's deposits on the Mun or Minmus too.