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Old August 17 2013, 04:23 AM   #136
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Re: The STAR TREK Movies, As Ranked By STAR TREK Con-Goers

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No the answer will be they have mastered artificial gravity and tractor beams. ( as shown on the show and in the films). So they build on the ground where the construction crew is safer and less encumbered. Then use anti grav and tractor beams to lift it into space.

Still easier to swallow than the nexus, Genesis and dilithium.
Once more, with the last erg of feeling. It is safer to build in space than on Earth, unless you've got everybody with their own personal antigrav rig. It is probably faster too, because you're working in microgravity and only have to worry about inertia mass and not the one gee going DOWN. Plus zero-gee fab offers all sorts of possibilities.
Really, with all the hard radiation, the fact that a suit develops a leak, the fact that you have to be VERY careful as to the movements you make - and tire easily if you're not careful (that hasn't and won't change, man is man); it's easier/safer to build in space as opposed to the ground just using anti and artificial grav tech that they seem to have perfected?
What he said.
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