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Old 04-26-2019, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by kunilou View Post
Don't forget, when Ed took Alara to Xelaya, he was nearly crushed by the planet's gravity, while the shuttle was protected by its shields/field generator/unobtanium hull/whatever. The shuttle (therefore, the ship itself) obviously can handle more than just Earth conditions, so why shouldn't it be designed to withstand intense pressure, particularly when real-life Earthlings built a ship in 1960 that carried real-life humans to the bottom of the Mariana trench and back.
What kind of stress does FTL put on the hull? What stresses are caused by the event horizon of a black hole?