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Originally Posted by LemnOc View Post
2. Wouldn't a good designer make most vital components on a ship repairable from the inside, like a submarine? Seems like EVA would be mostly for hull breaches, clinging critters, etc. I suppose a sensor dish might qualify as something that needs to be aligned after it is bent.
This is what I'd think.

I mean, let's face it. Okay, the AE-35 antenna is damaged and needs to be repaired. Would you go outside of the ship in a spacesuit? Or would you seal off the area under the antenna then just take a blowtorch and cut the hull under the antenna and pull it inside the ship to look at it?

I know what I'd do.

Of course, in 2300 nobody really minds robots. So it's entirely likely that a ship might carry a remote robot to do tasks like this.
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