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(BBC)   Following Voyager, find out how long it would take your Mom's station wagon to get there too   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 19
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2013-09-13 10:01:51 AM
I put in the speed of light and I can complete the trip in 0 years, it also says in the time I took, Voyager could of done it in  404,431.81 seconds
 
2013-09-13 10:15:06 AM
Knowing me home town, it would take forever, because someone put it on bricks to steal the tyres.
 
2013-09-13 10:28:06 AM
Actually the equivalent of 'moms station wagon' is exactly what you'd need to do the same journey.

Something big enough to carry the spare parts to keep the hydroponics and water reclamation going.  You'd also need a section rotating to produce gravity.

Something like this really:

images1.wikia.nocookie.net

/Not an Earth Force destroyer.
//Alexi Leonov from the movie 2010.
//NASA say's it'd work.
 
2013-09-13 10:30:15 AM
I call shenanigans on the station wagon. Your mom needs no station wagon: for her it's still in arm's reach.
 
2013-09-13 10:31:59 AM
Apparently it'd take me 332,259 years to walk it.  Better bring a spare pair of hiking boots, I suppose.
 
2013-09-13 11:11:19 AM
It doesn't factor in the acceleration and gravitation slingshot boosts that Voyager got from the planets. It would be interesting to see a car's horsepower in terms of energy and how that would impact acceleration.
 
2013-09-13 11:12:08 AM
imgs.xkcd.com

/oblig
 
2013-09-13 11:29:51 AM
If they made another Voyager using today's technology, how long would it take to reach the same distance?
 
2013-09-13 11:30:54 AM

Vaneshi: You'd also need a section rotating to produce gravity.


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2013-09-13 11:39:38 AM

KellyX: If they made another Voyager using today's technology, how long would it take to reach the same distance?


We sent New Horizons to Pluto in 2006, and it will get there in about 2 years. Rough guess by comparing the two is abou 1/3 the time.

Yay for Ion drives.
 
2013-09-13 11:55:51 AM

RedVentrue: KellyX: If they made another Voyager using today's technology, how long would it take to reach the same distance?

We sent New Horizons to Pluto in 2006, and it will get there in about 2 years. Rough guess by comparing the two is abou 1/3 the time.

Yay for Ion drives.


Seems to me that making a couple more voyagers and shoot them out, if they managed to get that much power from the nuclear power to last till close to 2025, I reckon they'll be good and able to study a lot more with modern shiat.
 
2013-09-13 11:56:28 AM
Wrong target.

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2013-09-13 01:02:26 PM
9,842 years. My commute feels like that sometimes.
 
2013-09-13 01:40:22 PM

KellyX: If they made another Voyager using today's technology, how long would it take to reach the same distance?


It'd never make it. Every 2 years we'd bring it back in for an upgrade
 
2013-09-13 02:42:40 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-13 03:29:18 PM
Vaneshi:
Alexi Leonov from the movie 2010

I love that it was named after Leonov.  Guy's a pretty good artist as well as a cosmonaut.

p1.la-img.com
 
2013-09-13 05:37:10 PM
How much Chuck Berry?
 
2013-09-13 08:50:25 PM

Vaneshi: Actually the equivalent of 'moms station wagon' is exactly what you'd need to do the same journey.

Something big enough to carry the spare parts to keep the hydroponics and water reclamation going.  You'd also need a section rotating to produce gravity.

Something like this really:

[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 573x600]

/Not an Earth Force destroyer.
//Alexi Leonov from the movie 2010.
//NASA say's it'd work.


Thanks, now I have to find my Nexus: The Jupiter Incident disk and try to finish the farking thing for the nth time.
 
2013-09-13 10:51:16 PM
brianorndorf.typepad.com
/Hot like Marge
//Oh Marge, my love for you is LAAAARGE!
 
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