Thread: Shuttlecraft
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Old April 26 2010, 02:19 AM   #25
Re: Shuttlecraft

Gagarin wrote: View Post
SS Valiant needs warp drive.
I think if we went by TNG standards, yes. But, TOS it could be argued that they operated by a different set of rules

However, it's more like SS Valiant needs a FTL drive, IMHO. It need not be warp as we know it and there is evidence in TOS to point to Impulse able to do just that. Even at a mighty slow 8c, the SS Valiant could've made the trip from Earth to the edge (going "up" on the galactic plane*) in a leisurely 32 years. There is probably a good reason that there were automated stations provisioned ahead of their trip

*Back then, the thickness of the galaxy was 1/2 of what I believe that has been revised today...
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