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Re: Re: Re: starship-design: The Way ahead & Bugs
In a message dated 10/19/98 7:08:03 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> In a message dated 10/18/98 10:12:28 AM, email@example.com
>> >> > 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??
Actually no, we found carrying 30 years of stored and frozen food (and a
decade or two of dehydrated emergency rations) weight much less then a closed
cycle farm. IOt also provided more variety and safty in food suplies.