Week 227: Spaceship

Posted: 07/06/2016 in Operation Mission Briefing
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The theme selected for week two-twenty-seven will be: Spaceship.

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I found myself doodling spaceships the other day after reading about distant exoplanets. Thinking of interstellar spacecraft, I imagined what might a generational ship look like that might reach one of our nearer neighbors. Since, at this time, it does not seem like faster than light travel is possible, the closest we might get is a fraction of the speed of light. What would the propulsion source be? How large would it have to be? How many people could it hold? How long would the trip last?

Of the thousands of exoplanets that have been discovered, most are massive gas giants, some are rocky terrestrial worlds, but of those only a few are a comfortable proximity to their home star. Most of these potentially habitable worlds are hundreds or thousands of light years away, but the Star, Wolf 1061 is only 13.8 light years away and one of it’s planets might be in that Goldylocks zone. If one could travel half, or even three quarters the speed of light, one could arrive in that star system in 20 to 30 years later. For this Grey Op, you do not need to focus on possible interstellar space ships, you could draw rockets, space shuttles, Klingon Birds of Prey, or the Battlestar Galactica.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Spaceship.

All art work is due 9 P.M. PST on Friday, 7.15.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 7.16.16

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