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Vulcan, Alberta Wants to Build the USS Enterprise

by Paul Strauss
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For those of you out there who don’t know, there’s a town in Alberta, Canada called “Vulcan.” Given its name, there’s no wonder this small town has a particular affinity towards Star Trek and its fans. Now, citizens of Vulcan are hoping to build a full-size, fully-functional replica of the Starship Enterprise, complete with warp drive. All they need is just $2 billion (Canadian Dollars) to get the project started.

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The team behind the project says the funds would be used to bring together engineers to work on the warp drive technology, but they actually are estimating they’d need a ridiculous $1.132 Trillion (~$1.034 Trillion USD) to complete the 1:1 scale NCC-1701, and the ship wouldn’t be ready to make its maiden voyage until the year 2058.

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Sadly, the project has only raised about $2,000 on Indiegogo so far, but let’s see if we can get something going and help them get closer to their goal. Building the USS Enterprise would be a major achievement, and the project would bring thousands of jobs to a small town that could use them. Plus, it’s the freaking USS Enterprise!

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