#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?
It really depends on what kind of interstellar travel we’re looking at. Combined, Stark, Banner, Richards, and Parker could build a conventional spacecraft, albeit one likely run on repulsor technology. Further, with Banner and Parker’s understanding of radiology and genetics, it is likely that they could derive a way to biologically mitigate the hazards of space travel: the degeneration of the body due to microgravity as well as the effects of stellar radiation on the human body. Their combined expertise, both demonstrated and mentioned, makes this a fairly simple task for them.
If we’re talking “qualifications” for constructing something capable of interstellar travel, Stark and Richards alone could probably design and construct a spacecraft, given their demonstrated levels of technical expertise. Stark’s Mark 2 actually broke the SR-71’s flight ceiling, and likely would have kept going were it not for that “icing problem.”
Now let’s start thinking with wormholes.
Jane Foster is an astrophysicist, specifically one concerned with wormholes, quantum mechanics, and the related forces that would be necessary to understand something like the Bifrost. Hence, if we’re looking at the generation of wormholes to travel through space, Jane Foster is probably the one that we want to call. As the above post correctly notes, Foster not only understands, but has modified technology intended to stabilize astrophysical phenomena to manipulate the phenomena as was seen with the Convergence. Further, she has been shown to make intuitive leaps that allow her to correctly deduce the operation of advanced technology merely by observation. That being said, it would not be too far a leap to assume that Jane Foster, given the proper materials and time, could build an equivalent to the Bifrost, eliminating the need for a spacecraft altogether.
Jane’s status as an astrophysicist matters in this context because she’s been demonstrated (at least in the MCU) to be thoroughly interested in the kind of astrophysical phenomena that would eliminate the need for conventional space travel. The other four men are skilled engineers, physicists, and geneticists: they’re the people we want to consult when we want to push NASA beyond chemical rockets. Jane Foster wouldn’t be interested in something as mundane as building a starship for interstellar travel; she’d be interested in the manipulation of the fabric of space in order to make starships irrelevant altogether. Even if she was going going to contribute to an interstellar flight project, Foster’s expertise is the kind we want to consult if we wanted to, say, build a warp drive.
The bottom line here is, if you want a spaceship, or to expand on conventional modes of interstellar travel, call those four men.
If you want to rip open a hole in spacetime and travel the nine realms in pillars of rainbow light, call Jane Foster.