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Re: starship-design: Starship-Design: Let's build the thing!

> Sorry Kelly, I read some stuff back when I first joined 
> LIT that said that NASA had partially completed a ship 
> in 1981 that could get us to Mars.  It further said that 
> McNamara got it axed.  I guess the information was not 
> as reliable as I thought.  Thanks for the correction.
> Mike Pfeifer

McNamara was out of government in '81, and I can't for the life of me 
remember any LIT statement like that!

NASA, or rather the US, pretty much has the tech to get people to Mars, but 
nothing in '81 was built specifically for manned Mars.