According to an engineer, we could build the Enterprise in 20 years for a trillion dollars. Sounds like money well spent to me! Read the whole article here. He created a website detailing how it would all be able to work here. What do I have to do to be a crew member?
The estimated cost of building the Enterprise: about $50 billion a year for the next 20 years — $1 trillion in total. That sounds like a lot of money (because it is), but considering that the United States spent nearly that much on the controversial Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to bail out banks in 2008, putting a trillion towards making Star Trek a reality suddenly doesn’t seem as ludicrous. Yeah, it’s still pretty ludicrous, but in a reallycool way.