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Re: RE: starship-design: Infrastructure in space
In a message dated 4/25/00 10:14:10 AM, email@example.com writes:
>> Even after, we never could figure out a reason to go often or
>> settle in the stars.
>You bet? Think what would happen if astrophysicists find out that
>the Sun is going to blow in a hundred or so years...
>Generally, a civilization that is confined to one planed is doomed,
>sooner or later. That which settles all the planetary system is doomed
>too, though in a much larger time frame. But such one will be rather
>used to plan in longer time frames too...
We're around a middle aged star. Its got another 4-5 billion years in it. I
can't see that being a major driver. Not to mention unless we develop star
ships that could carry millions of people we couldn't set up viable self
sufficent colonies on other stars.