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02-11-2013, 09:48 PM (This post was last modified: 02-11-2013 09:51 PM by The_Thinking_Theist.)
Building the Death Star
Hey, how would you build the Death Star (version one or two), and around how much would your method cost?


I say we build the laser first with Earthling materials and shoot it at various asteroids in the belt to split them up and expose the iron. Then, we launch spacecraft to mine the asteroids and build martian factories to build tools as well as raw metal bars for the actual craft. We take the supplies and shoot them out in cheap capsules while the more delicate tools are brought in spacecraft to the construction site. Using electromagnets for precision, we use more spacecraft to assemble the main frame. Then, we move workers with the tools and they work on the actual metal building. Now we allow the craft to orbit the Earth. We build a space elevator (or 4) for quick transport and we start shooting up scientists and specialists to do the computer engineering and electricity work. Commence training of crew now. Finally, with nuclear powered rockets, we put the laser in space and begin installing it upon the Death Star. We do a trial run with the crew, diagnose and solve problems, and now Earth has a Death Star for about 50,000 Trillion Dollars. We get oxygen into the craft by devoting entire rooms to be filled with regimented jungle to oxygenate. The craft is powered by a fusion reactor (a mini-sun maybe?) in the core.


Sound good?

I have no science to back this up, so a fact check would also be appreciated.
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02-11-2013, 10:05 PM
RE: Building the Death Star
I say assemble a thousand large tunnel borers on a cherry picked asteroid, bore and line the bore holes in reinforced concrete until its a giant scaffolding for the death star.
use the metal mined by the tunnel borers to create the outer shell.
multiple redundant superconductive fusion reactors in the center, rotating magnetic bands around the power plant to create a magnetic sphere around the "death start"
with focusing rings on the surface to aim the magnetic sphere as a weapon of planet killing. muhhahaha.

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02-11-2013, 10:23 PM
RE: Building the Death Star
(02-11-2013 10:05 PM)sporehux Wrote:  I say assemble a thousand large tunnel borers on a cherry picked asteroid, bore and line the bore holes in reinforced concrete until its a giant scaffolding for the death star.
use the metal mined by the tunnel borers to create the outer shell.
multiple redundant superconductive fusion reactors in the center, rotating magnetic bands around the power plant to create a magnetic sphere around the "death start"
with focusing rings on the surface to aim the magnetic sphere as a weapon of planet killing. muhhahaha.
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03-11-2013, 12:47 AM
RE: Building the Death Star
Vaporize the crust and mantel of mars and then you will end up a with a solid sphere of nickel/iron. Hollow out rooms and passage ways, install your equipments and tada...you have a death star.

Pay for it by selling the iron and nickel that comes from the hollowing out process to the Chinese.
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03-11-2013, 08:27 AM
RE: Building the Death Star
We could put the Death Star on the opposite side of Earth from the Moon, that way the Earth would have no axes and we'd have spring all year round. Also, Antarctica would blossom.
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03-11-2013, 09:24 AM
RE: Building the Death Star
(03-11-2013 08:27 AM)The_Thinking_Theist Wrote:  We could put the Death Star on the opposite side of Earth from the Moon, that way the Earth would have no axes and we'd have spring all year round. Also, Antarctica would blossom.

That sounds like a bad idea. Wouldn't that cause a lot of flooding?

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03-11-2013, 09:30 AM
RE: Building the Death Star
(03-11-2013 09:24 AM)grizzlysnake Wrote:  
(03-11-2013 08:27 AM)The_Thinking_Theist Wrote:  We could put the Death Star on the opposite side of Earth from the Moon, that way the Earth would have no axes and we'd have spring all year round. Also, Antarctica would blossom.

That sounds like a bad idea. Wouldn't that cause a lot of flooding?

Not to mention a seismic disaster.


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03-11-2013, 10:44 AM
RE: Building the Death Star
How many living beings die each second.
To aliens the earth is already a death star.

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03-11-2013, 10:49 AM
RE: Building the Death Star
(03-11-2013 10:44 AM)sporehux Wrote:  How many living beings die each second.
To aliens the earth is already a death star.

Put that on a BrainyQuote and smoke it!


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03-11-2013, 11:12 AM
RE: Building the Death Star
This idea has already been considered. A petition to the Obama Administration to begin building the Death Star by 2016 has been received by the White House.

Here's the official White House response:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/respons...re-looking



This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For

By Paul Shawcross

The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:

­- The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.

- The Administration does not support blowing up planets.

- Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?

However, look carefully (here's how) and you'll notice something already floating in the sky -- that's no Moon, it's a Space Station! Yes, we already have a giant, football field-sized International Space Station in orbit around the Earth that's helping us learn how humans can live and thrive in space for long durations. The Space Station has six astronauts -- American, Russian, and Canadian -- living in it right now, conducting research, learning how to live and work in space over long periods of time, routinely welcoming visiting spacecraft and repairing onboard garbage mashers, etc. We've also got two robot science labs -- one wielding a laser -- roving around Mars, looking at whether life ever existed on the Red Planet.

Keep in mind, space is no longer just government-only. Private American companies, through NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office (C3PO), are ferrying cargo -- and soon, crew -- to space for NASA, and are pursuing human missions to the Moon this decade.

Even though the United States doesn't have anything that can do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, we've got two spacecraft leaving the Solar System and we're building a probe that will fly to the exterior layers of the Sun. We are discovering hundreds of new planets in other star systems and building a much more powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope that will see back to the early days of the universe.

We don't have a Death Star, but we do have floating robot assistants on the Space Station, a President who knows his way around a light saber and advanced (marshmallow) cannon, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is supporting research on building Luke's arm, floating droids, and quadruped walkers.

We are living in the future! Enjoy it. Or better yet, help build it by pursuing a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field. The President has held the first-ever White House science fairs and Astronomy Night on the South Lawn because he knows these domains are critical to our country's future, and to ensuring the United States continues leading the world in doing big things.

If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us! Remember, the Death Star's power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

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