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Old 11-13-2008, 08:51 PM
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That would make sense if space wasn't so huge. Earth has a total airspace of 10,919,220,000 cubic kilometers. But low earth orbit alone has a total volume of 116,863,170,000 cubic kilometers, two orders of magnitude greater. If you extend near-earth space out to the average altitude of the moon, that gives a total volume of 2.37928758 × 10^17 cubic kilometers. Sounds like space is plenty big for lots of starships.
Agreed. Also how many times does the moon appear in any of the near Earth orbit scenes in the movies?
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:15 AM
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Drats! Curses! Foiled by numbers again!

(Although it would make for an interesting dramatic moment, just like in the movie "Pushing Tin" when John Cusack's character generated a "near collision" from the flight tower.)
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