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Old September 21 2013, 01:35 AM   #12
Nob Akimoto
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Re: Earth Spacedock and its true purpose?

Praetor wrote: View Post
One thing for certain - there must be a very logical reason to enclose the damn thing.
I've often wondered if it's actually pressurized in the bay to allow engineers and maintenance personnel to work without the encumbrance of environmental suits. It might in fact be a compromise between the zero-g drydocks like in TMP and the "building on the surface of a world" type thing in ST09. A large, controllable environment that can be zero-G but pressurized for work on starship repair/maintenance might be a very useful feature.
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