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Re: Re: Re: Re: starship-design: One way (again...)
In a message dated 12/12/97 12:01:15 PM, email@example.com wrote:
>Kelly St wrote:
>>In a message dated 12/11/97 8:59:42 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
We're talkjing billions of tons at a shot, with minimal transport costs. How
thirsty are you? ;)
Also Many planets aer pretty dry.
> _____ Isaac Kuo