Originally Posted by I-Am-Zim
I'm still skeptical of the whole Enterprise built on Earth situation. I could get my head around components being built on Earth and then shuttled to orbital drydock for final assembly. But the whole 190,000 TON (380 MILLION POUNDS!!!) ship being built on Earth and then somehow transproted to orbit?? Sounds far fetched to me. Even in the 23rd century, lifting something that massive into outer space would be a monumnetal feat of engineering. It just doesn't sound realistic. (I know, it's a movie. I'll get over it somehow.)
Wouldn't it fly out under its own power, or did I not look in the ST Encyclopedia of probable starship physics reality or something?