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RE: RE: RE: starship-design: YES, we might do it.

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> From: 	KellySt@aol.com[SMTP:KellySt@aol.com]
> Sent: 	Tuesday, October 13, 1998 7:13 PM
> Subject: 	Re:  RE: RE: starship-design: YES, we might do it.
> Problem is unless there is some short term profit, there will be no
> long term
> investments.  Also the without a large scale market, mining would not
> be
> economical in space, and there be no economy to support the major
> space
> colonization that would support something like our starship project.
> Zero G manufacturing might havesupported such mines, but interest in
> it has
> droped a lot in the last decade.
Well, it depends on your definition of long-term and short-term.  There
have been companies in the past that have supported research with no
immediate or obvious financial gain.

Also, my timeline postulated the existence of zero-g manufacturing.
That, and a growing space infrastructure of private labs and tourist
facilities would be good customers.
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