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5 Idiotic Space Travel Ideas (That Might Actually Work) I think we shouldn't discourage sane ideas or honest inquiries about their feasibility, even if they seem a bit far out. Many of current technologies we all use were first envisioned in Sci-Fi literature, and a lot of these ideas were seen as crazy and/or infeasible at the time. Another point could be,...


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Advice about dangerous personal amateur projects is off-topic Understand that space exploration is inherently dangerous. While there are some foolhardy people who have done amateur work in this area, the Space.SE community has decided that we will not help people engaged in amateur endeavors to get into low orbit and/or space--at least where it concerns ...


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I'd say as long as it's more of sci- than -fi they should be perfectly welcome. Distant, unreachable currently but technically viable ideas as Neumann Probe should be definitely on-topic. I wouldn't be too hostile against the more -fi questions. We can have great fun dismantling them, and every SE site should have some recreational topics, something to have ...


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Space flight and space exploration has always been a bit of science fiction. Some people believed in obviously crazy ideas and had a hard time defending them before they actually became reality. So, in a way, it is a rather soft border, if there is any, between reality and sci-fi in terms of space. So, going by your example, a Dyson sphere is not only sci-fi,...


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Yes, it probably should have been marked as a duplicate, but that's a new thing and not everybody reads meta. Strictly speaking, the question was off topic, it was asking about the requirements for faking the material, and as such should have been asked somewhere that knows about 3d rendering algorithms. Of course, it is most likely the intent of the ...


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Machavity is spot-on. I would add one more point: Even if you are an authorized and responsible person, there are other people out there who are not Even if it were somehow okay for us to discuss these matters with the specific person asking the question, keep in mind that this site is readable by the public. We don't want some 13-year-old to try ...


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I strongly agree with SF's answer that questions should be more science than fiction. However, I can think of one allowable exception. There are certain persons who are considered significant contributors to spaceflight, but have also expressed their visions of what the future of space exploration could be. Wehrner von Braun and Elon Musk come to mind, ...


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Sci-Fi is offtopic, Space Exploration is ontopic. The sci questions are somewhere between the two. So, we should project the content to the plane of the Space Exploration, and work accordingly.


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