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Re: starship-design: Infrastructure in space [was: FTL travel...]
In a message dated 4/25/00 9:22:43 AM, email@example.com writes:
>> > What are your concerns about space tourism? Its currently
>> > the mostlikely reason to develop major space launch infastructure
>> > and orbital facilities?
>> My concern is that it may be not enough of a reason to start all that.
>> Let us cross our fingers, though...
>Ahh, let me add - it would be good to think out several other
>possible industries to boost space use - just in case tourism fizzles,
>like many other ideas before...
I'ld agree if I could think of any. :(
Did look into raw material sales to earth, but unless you can download for
pennies, or at worst dimes a pound your to expensive. Did some numbers on
that using big heavy, electric steam rockets. But it still seemed marginal.