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Re: starship-design: One way (again...)


You replied to David:

>>I think the
>>assumption was the remote detection of life-bearing planets in the
>>target system, with a potential mission receiving large amounts of
>>popular support.
>That wouldn't be an extremely pressing reason to go, unless that
>life included intelligent life which are developing or have
>developed their own interstellar travel capability.

Well, if that doesn't make the public crazy enough to donate a huge amount
of money, then what does?
The above chance may be extremely remote, but this forum after all is not
meant to mirror reality that literally.