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Re: starship-design: Mission types in a nutshell
In a message dated 2/25/97 1:00:14 PM, email@example.com (Zenon Kulpa)
>Sorry for making a series of stupid typos in the
>"Mission types in a nutshell" section of my previous posting.
>I wrote "Quarantee" instead of "guarantee" all over the text.
>Thanx Timothy for pointing out the mistake.
>In case somebody wants to put the text into one of
>the LIT websites, please correct the mistakes,
>or else ask me for the corrected version.
>Timothy also pointed out to me the fact that my comparison
>of a one-way mission with going to war is wrong.
>After thinking a little about it, I do agree -
>the two differ considerably, here are the main differences,
>as I see them now:
>- going for a one-way mission you have CONSIDERABLE CHANCE
> to live through all your natural life span,
> though you have NO CHANCE to be buried
> in the land of your ancestors;
>- going to a war you have CONSIDERABLY SMALLER CHANCE
> to live all your natural life span,
> though you have CONSIDERABLE CHANCE to be buried
> in the land of your ancestors...
>Which one would you prefer? ;-)
Number 2. Its the only one you have any chance of living a full life
expectancy in, or retiring from. Also in 2 you presumably are dieing for a
better reason then to save the agencies return trip expenses (thou I doubt it
would be any cheaper).