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Re: starship-design: The QUESTION on the floor ...

In a message dated 10/7/98 1:35:29 PM, stevev@efn.org wrote:

>L. Parker writes:
> >   Will it be possible or not?
> > > 
> > > My gut instinct tells me "yes", but at a dramatic cost.  What does
> > > everyone else think?
> > 
> > I vote YES.
> > 
> > Lee
>I wasn't really intending to call into question the currently
>stated goal of the design project to build a manned interstellar
>mission by 2050.  All I really meant to say was that at this time
>it seems sort of unlikely that our future will turn out like
>that, but mainly for social rather than technical reasons.
>I do think that if it really became a worldwide social priority
>in the near future to take that first step to the stars in 2050,
>it could happen.

I agree.