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Re: [Fwd: starship-design: HIGHLY OPTIMIZED TOLERANCE]
> Always?! Lewis and clark, Stanly and Livingston, Coulumbus, etc. Where do
> you get always? Or even frequently?
Remember that Women are not permitted in the NAVY and or ARMY or as
DOCTORS in those prehistoric times. I guess I have been reading to much
of "Geodyssey" series by Piers Anthony.
> NOI NO NO. I mean current designs like Space Access' Ejector ramjet to Mach
> 6 then boost to orbit or stage to orbit. DC-X designs. Etc.
Rotary Rocket and LightCraft are the only ones that look to be ready in
future.+3 years. The other STO's are still several years away.
> You don't want to take a jump back to cruder dsigns, and of course you won't
> use the 1950's expendables dsigns, or '60's70ish shuttle.
The shuttle's design is that way because of political influence,
a smaller lighter fully reusable shuttle could have been built then, but
USA had/has no plans for a permanent space station.
> >> And how do you pay for that antimater? Just make a straight fusion reactor
> >> and forget about it.
> >I use a fusion reactor -- it is called the sun -- to make the
> To expensive, and complex.
Anti-matter is real now...Boom !!! was real.
Fusion is not.
> >Anti-matter catalyzed fusion will probability come before straight
> Why? Regular fusion research (ignoring the DOE work) has shown excelent
> results. Its generally assumed we could get fusin in a decades or two if we
> tried. Space is thought to be a "Market" that could support it.
That fusion has always been "10" years away since the 1960's. Your
fusion designs seem to the most probable of the lot of designs.
> Then what do you propose? They can't live there, the ship can't support them
> forever? So where do they go? Out the airlock?
That is one of the advantages of self- suffentcy, you can build a new
habitat. I would assume they die of old age, with children replacing the
elders. Once in a new star system raw materials needed would be easily
That is one reason the unmanned probe was sent earlier, to give the
facts of the solar system.
> We differ in what we consider acceptable and practical. If it takes to long
> to get the crew back alive - build a faster ship. You can't get funding for
> a one way missin.
Funding is a big problem as investors always think of the next 6 months
than the next 6 years.
"We do not inherit our time on this planet from our parents...
We borrow it from our children."
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