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

Kelly St wrote:
>In a message dated 12/11/97 8:59:42 AM, kuo@bit.csc.lsu.edu 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

Yes, but the amounts available won't be as much as that available on
a planet.
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