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Build an interplanetary spaceship within our lifetime

Build an interplanetary spaceship within our lifetime

    1. Christopher Robbins
    2. Petition by

      Christopher Robbins

      OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

"Our parents did not do it, so now it's on us."

-Christopher J. Robbins

Building an interplanetary spaceship is possible using existing technology. Launching an interplanetary spaceship within the next 20 years will benefit all areas of not only American life, but life amongst this entire planet. We built the roads and hired people to fill those jobs. We built sky-scrapers and employed people to fill those buildings. We built the Panama Canal, Twin Towers, etc.. People tend to not believe in what is possible. Other people tend to become wrapped up on their personal issues and become unable to think outside of the box. But if you can convince yourself to believe for a moment that it just might work... and then it does. An interplanetary spaceship is tangible. It would be physical and would exist. Think of an interplanetary spaceship as the New Deal. Economic expansion.

It would be nice to no longer have to worry about any recession. An interplanetary spaceship can rapidly expand the economy by bolstering employment opportunities as well as establish an entire new branch of society. The money earned from the interplanetary spaceship can be used to pay down national debt. It can also improve education standards as children become inspired to become engineers and scientists. We develop as a species and grow. This is a duty to our child because this world is filling up. New jobs in new industries.

NASA, CNSA, ESA, ISA, ISRO, JAXA, CNES, HKAY, ROSCOSMOS, all have succeeded in many advances and innovations, but have failed to fully capture and ignite the imagination. The fore mentioned space agencies have launch capabilities but thus far have only put objects in orbit, with the only human presence being for a brief stay. This ship must not be for a single country to use as a tactical tool except on the basis of defending earth. This is a real good deal.

As an American, I believe that major habitation of the solar system is the next logical step in human evolution and ought to be a national priority. It is my goal to gather public support for this movement and call our President, Senate, and House Representatives to action towards a modern pioneering of American space exploration. We must stand as the first leg of a global partnership. This petition is historical.

The motivation and feasibility of this project came from reading BTE-Dan's ideas on his website buildtheenterprise.org

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Want to Help the Movement...

      Christopher Robbins
      Petition Organizer

      If you really want to help the movement then please get involved. Re-tweet it to all of your followers, Facebook post the petition. Maybe to someone you don't know too. But spread the idea because it can happen. It needs your support.

    3. CNN i-report excerpt...

      Christopher Robbins
      Petition Organizer

      "I believe the economy can boom with the production of an interplanetary spaceship and support over 10 million jobs worldwide. Mined minerals from asteroids, space tourism, space merchandise, and other avenues of revenue can be created. Furthermore, the earnings from the program would go directly towards paying down national debt. I believe if it is a global grass roots movement, a $1 trillion dollar spaceship split between 10 countries will make it relatively cheap to everyday Americans. It is do-able [sic]. The question is why have we not started? This petition is historic because never before have humans had the man-power, technology, and fiscal need to complete a large spaceship. I call it an interplanetary spaceship because it does not have to be called the USS Enterprise and I want people to take this seriously. Let’s do it then we can call it something else, really doesn't matter."

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. You See the Evening Sky and You See an interplanetary spaces being Built

      Christopher Robbins
      Petition Organizer

      What if the US built out the dish and the body? China would do the three fixtures going off the body, Europe would take the rockets, Israel is good for new technology, and Russia could handle the outside armor. The design and systems have not been determined by a mechanical engineer yet. We could accomplish this ship and make a statement. What if rotation and acceleration does affect time and space and we can really move around out there? We won’t know unless we go. I think we should make it huge. I think the dish should have a diameter of over one mile large. Make it really big and calculate out the physics behind it to build the actual structure.
      I'm trying to tally up jobs that could be created. I want to say at least 1M new jobs. What if we can spell it out so perfectly to employ 10M+ people around the world? Human space exploration. List the economic advances possible with an interplanetary spaceship.

    6. I can come up with three goals to define our life time

      Christopher Robbins
      Petition Organizer

      First would be to create a ship large enough to take 1000 people plus crew as far away as Jupiter and back in 6 months. Accomplish this in the next 20 years.

      Second would be to create a ship large enough to carry 20000 people plus crew capable of leaving our solar system. Accomplish that within the following 33 years after the first ship.

      Third goal should be to create a monster star-cruiser large enough to carry 1000000 people to the next star system. At the same time upgrade the first and second ships. Accomplish that within the 33 years following the second ship.

      This trend could be continued for hundreds of years. Not being funny, we could form a Star Fleet. If life does exist outside our solar system what sense does it make to wait for them to make contact?

    7. Reached 50 signatures
    8. This will be a beautiful achievement

      Christopher Robbins
      Petition Organizer

      I created this petition understanding the significant implications it poses. It is crucial that this petition is spread to as many people as possible. I am but one man who had an idea. The only way this will work is if this is a grassroots movement. I need other people to tweet about this petition. I need other people to Facebook this petition. I need people to talk about it with their friends.
      Think about how money was introduced in America. We created the Federal Reserve Bank and through a set of complex steps we grew our economy larger. The Federal Reserve Bank loans money to itself, in our case the Federal Government. A national goal of building a star-ship does not have to happen overnight but needs to occur over 20 years. Let’s start with the 1st year committed to raising 1billion dollars towards hiring 150 elite engineers that will formulate a concrete plan to execute. One of the first goals should be to prove to the public that 1-5 million+ jobs can be created.

    9. Reached 25 signatures
    10. Doubts

      Christopher Robbins
      Petition Organizer

      20 year expansion of the space program toward human habitation of the solar-system will bolster our economy. It would create long term jobs because the ultimate goal of a project of that magnitude is continuous use. Vacation properties on other terrestrial bodies. It does not have to solely be an American project. It can be sectioned off to other agencies so it would be a global boom. As Americans we have always taken the 1st step. Some argue expanding our economy out to $900 trillion dollars would cause insane inflation but the added jobs in engineering, services, manufacturing, construction, and many other careers fields would experience major growth. This project would instantly bail out the US from all financial woes. National debt would be paid down through future taxes and income from the spaceship and space program, no need to cut social programs. Plus all the commercial potential in the solar-system. i.e. unknown amounts of rare earth metals possibly in asteroids.

    11. Reached 10 signatures
    12. Started the movement

      Christopher Robbins
      Petition Organizer

      Please contact your friends and ask them to contact their friends to sign this petition. Its is time to start a revolution. A few weeks ago I was talking to my wife about trying to get mankind to inhabit the solar system. The website below sparked the idea. Please spread this truly grass-roots movement.

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    Reasons for signing

    • bertrand ehrenreich CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
      • about 1 year ago

      if you build a orbiting city like a floating city eg: aircraft carrier or cruise ship so many things become possible that you cant do in smaller craft .Like the letter says you now have a new branch of human civilization and people will want to go there and experiment and study and play on the spaceship.Right now most of society isn't really interested in spacetravel but these big maybe 500 crew ships will change all of that .Build it

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    • Dan Hathurusinghe COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
      • about 1 year ago

      The Space is the last frontier and this project has the potential to unite the Human race.

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    • Kris Webb SPRINGFIELD, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      The thought thrills my imagination and the hope of going into space someday thrills my soul.

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    • Daniel Kubas GERMANY
      • over 1 year ago

      It is a cultural imperative.

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    • james gehle HOWELL, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      we need to start exploring the solarsystem colonize the moon and mars first we need to bulid a big ship in orbit this size of an aircraft carrier with plasma engins somthing that will get there in a few weeks

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