Can we power a spaceship?

Somaya Turk, Pratik Lakhotia, Deven Fosberry


This paper discusses the possibility of humans being able to produce enough energy, via effective exercising, in order to power a single space ship. The dimensions of the spaceship were taken using a paper model of the Axiom spaceship from the film WALL-E, and were scaled up to store the population value obtained from the movie. It was concluded that the acceleration of the Axiom in space would be 1.14 ms-1 per day, if powered by a population of exercising adults. 


Film; Physics; Mechanics; Power-Energy; Spaceship; WALL-E

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