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Re: starship-design: FTL travel

Curtis Manges wrote:

> I had to wonder about this one, too. I think you'd be making a project more
> expensive by having to send it up in lots of small parts; more complex design,
> and I'm sure that labor costs for assembly will be, well, out of this world. ;-)

I think labor costs will be lower because you don't need a PHD to
a wall. SPACE ACCESS does show how STUPID some ideas of values are,
it shows the real cost of food,shelter, envorment ,greed that we all
take for granted.

> This makes me wonder if there's some way to calculate a cost-break for modular
> assemblies. This would tell you that the cheapest approach would be so many
> chunks of such a size; more smaller ones or fewer, bigger ones would cost more.
> Anyone done that yet?

Modular assemblies always cost more, but they spread out the risk of
You put a dent in a wall panel ( stray meteor? ) you replace the panel.
A pre
fabricated room needs the whole room replaced. Bigger is not better,
just more
profit because the money saved goes to the greedy stock holders.
We need CONDO'S in space not apartments. For the up until the last 6000
man has lived with out money, why now is money the only thing of value?

It seems the only way to get MAN into space is to KEEP MAN out of space
Man can't live in space if we can't build a home in space.

"We do not inherit our time on this planet from our parents...
 We borrow it from our children."
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