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Re: starship-design: FTL travel

KellySt@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 4/18/00 1:00:49 AM, bfranchuk@jetnet.ab.ca writes:
> >KellySt@aol.com wrote:
> > My GOD that is what duct tape is for!
> To hold the air into a space ship!!!  Are you nutz!!!  NO ONE accepts a 40
> foot yacht  shiped to them in ten 4 foot peaces peaces to be bolted  together
> in the water.  NO one acepts an aircraft whos wings were to be duct taped
> together from 4 fot sections.
> Get real!

 Get a sense of humor....
  But then again was not duct tape used to fix the air filters for 
apollo 13?
> Because they ae building it in a factory.  Where they have construction gigs,
> can crawl all over the thing to test it, have full assess to personell and
> any test device nessisary.  None that is avalible in space or in the field.

> > You can build your own home,rent a apartment or buy a condo to live
> > in, why  can't I have the same choice in space?
> Be cause condos don''t blow up and shreed the nieghborhood if you do a bad
> job on the siding.  And carpenters don't need to work in a full presure suit
> in a high radiatin environment.  Its not a doit your selfer job.

  Rockets blow up... a space habitat does not... 
  Has anybody even considered it? Living areas require volume
  construction, and that type of construction has to be done some
  time in space. You get me into space and I will prove that one man 
  could do it.


> > Things welded together is the strongest way of joining things and
> >electric spot welding aluminum sounds like it would work in space.
> > Remember air pressure is about 5 PSI not 15 PSI on earth.
> No, the presure is 15 PSI  14.7 to be specific..

> Check your insurence company.  They have detailed charts.
  Money can't buy love.

> >I am working on a nice CPU design, just because I cant make money
> >from it is worth less? What is the price of knowledge?
> Try to sell it.  Compare what you can get relative to the pros.  Do the math.

 Hard to sell things with M$'s marketing clout telling you what to buy.

> You don't fight it.  Thats as stupid as cursing the law of gravity.  You
> figure out whats needed.  To lower costs, you must change the system and
> develop a market to support low cost operations.

The earth sucks... no law of gravity. You are right there. The system as
I see
it does not provide a system that would let small companies develop
space transportation. I build a personal space/plane but can't get a
to test or fly it.
> Its the only one around that would try to support what you want to do.  Don't
> bite the hand that feeds you.

What if I don't like what the hand is feeding me? This is cat food...

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 We borrow it from our children."
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