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Old March 24 2009, 03:35 AM   #17
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Re: Excelsior Technical Manual - Revived!

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Oh, what the hell. Next chapter.
I think it would be good if you mentioned the Japanese design aesthetic that Bill George said he used when designing the Excelsior class.
Well, that was actually my intent by having the head designer actually be Japanese. I'll revise to make it a little more clear.

Additionally, the intermix chamber was moved to a vertical orientation
Wouldn't it be more meaningful to say that the matter and anti-matter injectors were arranged vertically? (I consider the intermix chamber to be the actual reaction chamber, whose orientation is more or less irrelevant.)
Well, I was actually referring the intermix chamber itself, particularly because the prior prototypes (which I am actually referencing the study models commissioned for STIII) would have had to have a horizontal intermix chamber. But the technical portion will make clear that they are arranged the way you describe. I'll rephrase here too to make it a bit more clear.

There, try that.
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