This ship... This living ship...

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GregH GregH's picture
This ship... This living ship...
Given both what can be done with implants and what's been accomplished with the Surya has anyone toyed with creating a spacecraft with a biological hull or a spaceborn organism with internal bays to accomidatw passengers and cargo (and weapons)? Or given that existing vessels appear able to meet most of the abilities of a "biomechaniod spaceship" is it something simply seen as interesting but not nessecery?
schoon schoon's picture
Too Specialized?
It seems to me that bio-engineering something with engines, internal chambers with (or without) atmosphere, a suitable hull, etc. etc. would most likely be more problematic than engineering it the "traditional" way.

Particularly since repair would be much easier - replace a module rather than wait for the ship to heal.
RobBoyle RobBoyle's picture
We don't cover anything like

We don't cover anything like this in the core book, but it might be something we play with in a supplement!

Rob Boyle :: Posthuman Studios

jackgraham jackgraham's picture
We haven't gone into this
We haven't gone into this with spacecraft yet, but there are some whole or partly biological space habitats out there. And that is all I will say for now. :)
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750 750's picture
and even then it may be
and even then it may be alive, as its main computer may well house a AI, no?
GregH GregH's picture
Just a tack-on query... CAN a
Just a tack-on query... CAN a Surya leave the corona of the Sun and travel into the Solar System? Or is this morph type specifically adapted for the corona only?
RobBoyle RobBoyle's picture
Well, they are

Well, they are vacuum-adapted, so they can theoretically go into space anywhere. IIRC, they "feed" off the ions in the sun's plasma, though, and they use a form of magnetic propulsion that relies on the solar wind, so they wouldn't be able to live away from the sun for long without some assistance.

Rob Boyle :: Posthuman Studios

Lucidshifter Lucidshifter's picture
Well
Whatever you do don't go flying this thing near Junta-space..... the tariff fees will be ridiculously high. ;)