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Re: Re: Re: starship-design: One way (again...)
In a message dated 12/11/97 8:59:42 AM, email@example.com wrote:
>>Materials inspace are FAR more avalible, and orders of magnitude higher in
>>purity. Stainless steel for example can be mined in almost finished alloy
>>form, oil and petrochemicals can be scooped up by the montain load etc.
>In order to build a habitat, you have a lot more diverse resources
>than just something to build a big tin can. A place to live can
>be built out of rock, or cement. The primary other things you need
>to live are oxygen and hydrogen. On some planets this is a problem,
>but on others it isn't.
Water ice and other gas mixtures are also ver common in asteroids and comet