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Submission + - Build the Enterprise! (buildtheenterprise.org)

MistrX writes: How about building a real life size USS-Enterprise in the next couple of decades? This project aims to do just this. With existing technologies available today and researching new ones.

"This website proposes something truly inspiring. It is this: We have the technological reach to build the first generation of the spaceship known as the USS Enterprise – so let’s do it. The ship can be similar in size and will have the same look as the USS Enterprise that we know from the Star Trek science fiction. It ends up that this ship configuration is quite functional. This first generation Enterprise can have 1g artificial gravity and ample living space. It can be as comfortable to live in as being on earth. A thousand people can be on board at once – either as crew members or as adventurous visitors. While the ship will not travel at warp speed, it can travel at a constant acceleration such that the ship can easily get to key points of interest in our solar system."

Submission + - Meteorite over the Netherlands (dutchnews.nl)

MistrX writes: A lot of people in the Netherlands saw a fireball at around seven pm on Tuesday evening. Astronomer Theo Jurriens from Groningen University confirmed that it was an extremely bright meteor which broke into three pieces after hitting the atmosphere.
He says he received about 100 reports of sightings of the meteor from people throughout the country. The KNMI national weather centre also received a large number of calls reporting the event.
It was also witnessed in Germany and Belgium

An image of the event: http://www.geenstijl.nl/archives/images/meteo477.jpg

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