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What If Starship's Hull Was.... Tungsten or a Tungsten Alloy?


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What can be better for environment than a flow of hundreds (thousands?) tons of ionized hydrogen and oxygen appearing from the multikilokelvin hot water!

And even hot nitrogen from air would result into a cloud of toxic nitrogen oxides.

What wasn't oxidized will be reduced.

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14 hours ago, Spacescifi said:

I see... so any ship able to pull off such great mass would likely need super engines to push it too.

No, you just optimize your staging.

14 hours ago, Spacescifi said:

Assuming the inside of the ship was mostly filled with water, forcing the crew to swim to across to separate air cabins, that could work.

What? No. Nothing at any point in this thread would suggest such a thing.

14 hours ago, Spacescifi said:

With a powerful enough energy input into the propellant, the type of propellant becomes virtually irrelavent.

But we don't have arbitrarily powerful energy sources, so the propellant type is not irrelevant.

14 hours ago, Spacescifi said:

What I am getting at is that the water filled ship could use the water as reaction mass for landing....the ship's body itself would serve as an even bigger fuel tank minus the aired crew cabins... but hallways etc would be underwater.

WHAT no no nothing whatsoever like this.

Are you proposing we poach the crew?

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11 minutes ago, sevenperforce said:

WHAT no no nothing whatsoever like this.

Are you proposing we poach the crew?

Not at all, considering how powerful the pumps need to be to handle the required fuel flow, any crew or equipment in 'wet' sections would be minced then pressure-cooked.

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