I was wondering about hypermiling the USS Enterprise. How many light years can you go on a tank of deuterium?

For that mission you know Picard would be better than Kirk. Scotty: ...but Captain, she'll blow, if this keeps up... Kirk: MORE!!! Ever more deafening hum....

Hi Chuck: ___I know all of us would eventually get there but at an average speed of 18 mph, it might take a while ___Good Luck ___Wayne

You should be able to raise your high end pulse and have a very long high speed glide. BTW. Who wants to do me a favor and figure out the MPG of a rocket to the moon and back?

I ran around the internet looking for numbers, and came up with 750,000mi travelled by the Apollo 11 astronauts and a total propellant capacity of 7.24 million pounds. If you figure that all the propellant was liquid hydrogen and oxygen (not true, but makes for a simpler analysis) then you end up with ~850,000lb of liquid hydrogen, which takes up about 1.5 million gallons. That comes out to about 0.5mpg, not including the oxidizer. If you want, you can figure it in terms of GGE by accounting for low energy density of liquid hydrogen vs. gasoline. That gets you about 2MPGGE. So space travel on a Saturn V is kind of like driving a H2 at 50mph through ankle-deep water.