## Acceleration

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### Acceleration

just for shits and giggles...

Ian's post about his wife's new car somehow struck an odd thought in me, so I fired up the ol' calculator. It had struck me that the big E going to warp must equate to one heck of a 0-62 mph time -- so I make a back of the envelope estimate (neglecting relativistic effects and just taking the speed of light at face value -- this is just for fun of course)

So, the speed of light is roughly 186,000 miles/second * 3600 sec/hour = 6.669 million miles per hour. Assume conservatively that going to warp 1, the speed of light takes the enterprise 2 seconds. That's 3.35 million miles/hour/sec acceleration. Or, 0-62 in 0.000000185 seconds. That'll put Ian's BMW in a very, very distant second place in a drag race.
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### Re: Acceleration

True, but you can't put the top down on a GCS.
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### Re: Acceleration

Mikey wrote:True, but you can't put the top down on a GCS.

Well, the lack of atmosphere would be a bummer, yeah.
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### Re: Acceleration

Nothing a few holoemitters on the Bridge wouldn't solve.

Hell, why not go the whole course and have a Highway projected on the screen in front of you and Greatest Rock Ballads 3 blasting out over the COMM system. And give the Captains chair a steering wheel and cup holder.
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### Re: Acceleration

kostmayer wrote:Nothing a few holoemitters on the Bridge wouldn't solve.

Hell, why not go the whole course and have a Highway projected on the screen in front of you and Greatest Rock Ballads 3 blasting out over the COMM system. And give the Captains chair a steering wheel and cup holder.

That sounds like one of those "You know you're a Starfleet redneck if..." jokes.
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### Re: Acceleration

Hell, why not go the whole course and have a Highway projected on the screen in front of you and Greatest Rock Ballads 3 blasting out over the COMM system. And give the Captains chair a steering wheel and cup holder.

Better that than a day spa lounge for a bridge.
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