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Old November 30 2012, 02:44 PM   #16
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Re: What's a Starship?

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A starship is basically a ship which flies through space.
Well it's gotta be more than that.

What if it's a fusion-powered sublight transport traveling from Venus to Neptune? No doubt that's "a ship which flies through space". But it's not a starship.
Okay, I should have said a ship which flies through space at FTL speeds.
More than that, you should say a ship that can travel from one star system to another. Hence the word "star" in its name.
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