Robbie returns from shore leave and joins Brandon for a chat with Astronomer Dr. Robert Hurt. They speak about real science behind ships, ship design needs for space travel, technology needed for Trek ships to become real, ship design language, and more. An expanded chat with Dr. Hurt is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Also, answers to this week's Community Q are discussed, a new question is announced, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill training plans the community sent in are reviewed. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email email@example.com.