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Re: starship-design: Why go to the stars?
In a message dated 7/3/97 10:49:15 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org (kyle) wrote:
>> 1 is reasonably irrelavent, certainly in the next few centuries.
Think if any senerio where and extra solar colony (especially one dependant
on suplies from home) could aid the survival of humanity over the next few
>> The others sum up to "we'ld like to". Agreed, but that never funded any
>>project this size before, and is unlikely to in 2050.
>I wouldn't be so sure. Things can happen if people get interested.
A tens of billions of dollars (low estimate) project? Those don't happen
unless their is big money to be made quickly, or a critical need. Nieather
seems applicable here.
>> Besides, wasn't the question why colonize the stars?
>I suppose. But you have to go there first.
But you won't start a colony until you come up with a reason, whgich
obviously can't preceed a first flight.