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Re: starship-design: FTL travel

In a message dated 4/15/00 1:09:38 PM, bfranchuk@jetnet.ab.ca writes:

>KellySt@aol.com wrote:
>> Good 7 point list Lee.  Yeah unless we learn some great new physics or
>> manufacturing trick.  Interstellar travel will be extreamly expensive
>> limited.  Commercial options are nil, and even self supporting colonies
>> be impossible.  Explorers only for a while.
>> Kelly
>That is true, but lets remember most of mans great works
>have not made money... pyramids ... great cathedrals .. the mona lisa
>painting... it is only in the last 5000 years has man got greedy
>and needs to charge $ for everything.

Well the Mona Lisa was obviously a commercial project, and the other two were 
built for national prestigue or trying to suck up to god.  Obviously not a 
good basis for exploratin or colonization.