Building the Star Trek Enterprise for real!

Ion propulsion, ninety days to Mars

Ion Propulsion EngineA real (apparently) proposal to build the USS Enterprise, the real ship, over the next twenty years! … The Gen1 Enterprise can arrive at Mars within 90 days of leaving earth's orbit. … [I]t will be the largest vessel or building ever built by humans. … [T]hree ion propulsion engines… provide constant acceleration… engines are powered by electricity… [generated by] nuclear reactors… Build the Enterprise

Video Playlist: Two short animations demonstrating the proposed artificial-gravity wheel and the elevator thereto: