I love writing stories for myself and right now I am raelly interested in the Sci Fi theme. I mostly write about fantasy, and although I love watching Sci Fi, this is the first time I dare writing a Sci Fi theme story.
In this story there will be a Colony Ship with very advanced technology that allows for FTL travelling.
Anyway, the first obstacle is to design the ship. If you want to help me with this, try to think of all the areas necessary for this ship. Here is my list so far:
***********COLONY SHIP AREAS********************
A) BRIDGE: Where the captain and the Helm is.
B) GENERAL GOODS STORAGE BAY: This area storages food, tools, medicine, seeds, etc.
C) ENGINE ROOM: Well, that's where the engine is. And the engineers. duh. =P
D) MEDICAL BAY/SICK BAY: An area to treat people.
E) CIVILIAN LIVING QUARTERS: Nobody will be alone in a room. Each room will have multiple people living in it. The ammount of people per room has yet to be decided.
F) SHIP CREW LIVING QUARTERS: Nobody will be alone in a room. Each room will have multiple people living in it. The ammount of people per room has yet to be decided.
G) LABORATORY: This would be a place apart from the Sick Bay, to run tests.
H) CARGO BAY: I'm not sure yet how this would be different from the General Goods Storage. For some reason I just think there's a need for a Cargo Bay. Go figure. =P
I) BOTANIC BAY: This would be a place where we could cultivate algae to produce oxygen for the ship, as well as grow some food and have a garden where people could walk and relax.
J) DOCK: This Colony Ship is supposedly big. It also has some smaller crafts inside it, like a couple scouting ships and mining ships.
K) LOUNGE AREA: An area to relax, sit at a bar, drink something, listen to some music, eat some snacks, shoot some pool, play cards, etc.
L) CANTINA: A place where people can go in turns to eat their meals.
M) COMPUTER BAY
N) EXERCISE AREA
O) MACHINE SHOP: This will be a place to fix machinery of any kind.
P) ARMOURY: Here is where all the weapons and ammunitions will be kept.
Age: No older than 45 years old. Chosen based on Health, Especific Area of Expertise and Genetic Code. Families will be allowed.
Number of civilians: 800.
NO PREGNANCY: Before boarding the ship they would all take some sort of medicine that would prevent women to get pregnant. They can have their children once the colony is established.
FUNERALS: Those who die in outerspace will receive a funeral ritual inside the ship and have their bodies disposed into outerspace.
DETAINMENT: Those who break the rules will be locked inside their quarters.
***********COLONY SHIP INFORMATION********************
SIZE: Not decided yet
WEAPONS: Not decided yet
SHIELDS: Deflector shields to protect against dust/micrometeorites/etc as well as against weapon attacks. Further details on the technology accepted.
FTL speed:: Untested
TOILETS: Every room in the Living Quarters has its own toilet and other toilets are strategically located along the ship, specially in areas with large crowds, like the Lounge Area and Cantina.
Now, some extra information. I'm thinking of having a ship crew of 200 people and another 800 civilians. So, that means 1.000 people sent to colonize a new planet. I will try to draw the design later, but basically, I am thinking of a central ship with another two smaller ships externally attached to it. Those smaller ships can be used as transports and they can enter a planet's atmosphere with a G equivalent to Earth's. Which is something I think would be a little prohibitive for the whole ship, since it is huge. So, it detaches the smaller ships to transport people to the planet.
So, that's it for now. Awaiting sugestions and questions. =)