#can you imagine if we left these 4 guys alone in the top floor of stark tower for like a month #or even just a week #SHIT WOULD GET DONE #we’d probably have interstellar travel in 3 days
i’m not a science expert. i’m not even a science novice. but that’s so interesting that these four would come up with interstellar travel when none of the 4 above are qualified as far as we know? reed richards in the mcu is just listed as a physicist, peter parker could only be linked with engineering + genetics, tony’s engineering, bruce banner is physicist in the 616 but i believe just radiology in the mcu.
know who IS an astrophysicist though?
know who has actually manipulated travel between realms?
stop leaving jane foster out of science 2k14
Let’s start with the comics stuff: Matt Fraction’s entire Fantastic Four run is about cross dimensional and interstellar travel. Jonathan Hickman’s first four arcs of Avengers and New Avengers is about a giant war in space, culminating in Infinity. Tony Stark has been building spaceships for god damn ever and is currently building the start of a Dyson Sphere. Every single Avenger has been off planet before. The Illuminati (Stark, Reed, Professor X, Doctor Strange, Namor and Black Panther) shot Hulk into space with the plan of him never returning. Peter Parker has crossed multiple dimensions before, including into the DC Universe and the Ultimate Universe. And that is all without touching the X-Men, who are pro’s at space. To say these guys are incompetent in technology that is required for space flight beyond the Oort cloud is ridiculous.
Oh, and Jane Foster is a nurse/doctor specializing in meta-human biology. Which would also be incredibly useful to have on hand in space. Why would you have the Enterprise without McCoy?
Now onto actual science! Just because you have an astro physicist doesn’t mean you cracked interstellar travel. Space flight is a literal billion dollar industry that is booming thanks to private companies finally having enough capital to compete with NASA. Let’s look at Elon Musk, probably the closest we will ever get to Tony Stark spending habit and futurist wise (He’s the guy who wants to build the hyperloop train, wiki it, it is crazy awesome). Not only does he own Space X but he also owns Tesla Motor’s and a dozen or so different solar panel companies. He is the futurist we deserve. Space X alone also employs thousands of people from various degree’s of study. NASA has astronaut’s go through intense psychological sessions and training before just shooting someone into space. Space travel is incredibly hard and complicated.
Reed Richards, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Peter Parker and Jane Foster are all geniuses from their various realms of fiction, but to assume they could all 5 do it alone without assistance from anyone else, is just absurd as well. You know who I would add to this list? Amadeus Cho, Hank McCoy, Carol Danvers, Sue Storm, and the Vision. Because interstellar travel is a goddamn nightmare to tackle alone.
(NOTE: No cosmic power based characters were even touched on, cause that would be cheating)
(Source: lucasbryants, via watchtowerislive)