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Re: Re: starship-design: The Way ahead & Bugs
> In a message dated 10/18/98 10:12:28 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> > IF WE DO MAKE THE SHIP RETURN CAPABLE,
> >> > I DON'T THINK WE'D SEE IT AGAIN!!!
> >> >
> >I also agree. Interstellar travel is very taxing on resources, and
> >it is reasonable to send a two-way expedition. There is
> >deceleration, and then another acceleration and deceleration. If
> >people to another star, why just scout and then return them at over
> >cost and complexity, when you can just send colonists on a one-way
> You miss the point. We can't send colonists. To do that we would
> selfsustaining mini civilization which is WAY beyond anything we
> would do. It would technically be virtually impossible, at least
> population tens to hundreds of times larger.
> The debate isn't between sending a scouting mission or sending a
> debate is between sending a say 8 year survey mission and returning
> sending a 8 year survey mission and leaving them there to die.
About 28 years! Woah, you actually have to get an ecosystem working if
you wanna have food. Oh, well anyone's got other ideas, than this??
DO YOU YAHOO!?
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