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

In a message dated 12/12/97 12:01:15 PM, kuo@bit.csc.lsu.edu wrote:

>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.

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