Research Topics

All Topics are Open for Discussion, Ideas and Suggestions

This is not the entire list for example under Science Labs would include math and physics, biology, etc. I have just listed the main subjects that need will be addressed.

If you have other things to add to the list  please feel free to leave your comments .

Governmental Body–

  • How will the ship be governed? 
    • Military style like Star Trek?
    • Democratic
    • Laws and Judicial system

Life Sustaining Resources–

  • How will we store, use and protect the ships resources?
  • Water–
    • How will we store, use, protect and reuse this life-sustaining resource?
    • No long showers here. Showers will have to be very efficient and use tiny amounts of water.
  • Food–
    • How will we grow, store,and protect food especially if we run short?
      • Hydroponics labs is one method.
      • We will be looking into using 3D printers to produce the food we eat. In Star Trek it was called a replicator. Breaking down to powder form all the  elements and chemicals found in the food we eat. Then we just use the old printer to print a hamburger or pizza. Actually anything we eat.
  • Oxygen–
    • This is the most valuable resource of all. Without oxygen we can not survive more than a few minutes.
    • Hydroponics labs or arboretums could be created to help produce some of the oxygen.
      • The statistics vary: (According to the Arbor Day Foundation, “a mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year.”) (“A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 lbs./year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support 2 human beings.”)
      • We have to pinpoint how much carbon dioxide trees and plants can absorb and how much oxygen they can produce.
  • Raw Materials
    • Some raw materials are life sustaining and will have to be stored and reused.
    • Medicines

Social–

  • Culture
  • Entertainment
  • Education
  • History
  • Library– this will probably be digital
  • Knowledge

Starship Operations

  • Computer System
  • Navigation System
  • Propulsion System–
    • Warp capabilities would be the most logical. But for now we might have to settle for something a little slower. To fly around our solar system to get a feel for space.
  • Energy Production System (Element 115 would come in handy about now for its “island of stability” properties.)
  • Ship Protection System–
    • Force fields, weapons, etc.
  • Security System
  • Eco System–
    • HVAC or atmospheric controls and stabilization mechanisms. (Side note: a system that will protect us from diseases in a sterile environment will also make us more susceptible to infection the longer we are on board.) Definitely need the Tricorder here. (For Star Trek Fans)

Laboratories and Facilities

  • Medical labs–
    • Clinics and hospital or sick bay
    • Psychology, psychiatry, clinics 
    • and sociologists
  • Science labs
  • Electronics labs
  • Engineering labs

Equipment

  • Shuttles
  • Space Suits
  • Clothing
  • 3D printers
  • Diagnostic
  • Mechanical tools