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Re: RE: starship-design: YES, we might do it.
In a message dated 10/14/98 10:54:30 AM, email@example.com wrote:
>> From: "L. Parker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> > 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?
As far as I know no one is maintaining it. If I had access I'ld fix some of