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

> From: "L. Parker" <lparker@cacaphony.net>
> > Problem is unless there is some short term profit, there will be no long 
> > term investments. Also 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.
> True, to a point. Read the Space Transportation Study, it is available on
> the Web. (Plan on spending at least a weekend, it is pretty thick.) It goes
> into detail regarding the viability of every conceivable use for space that
> would increase usage of space lift, including mining, manufacturing,
> tourism, etc.
> As a matter of fact, it is a pretty good primer for this group, maybe
> someone should add it to the web site?
Good idea. As far as I know, Kelly is now maintaining the site?

-- Zenon