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Re: starship-design: Infrastructure in space [was: FTL travel...]
In a message dated 4/27/00 9:43:18 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> From email@example.com Thu Apr 27 02:01:03 2000
>> From: KellySt@aol.com
>> In a message dated 4/26/00 7:45:04 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> >> >They will be in space too - but will not use it for burning...
>> >> What else do you expect to be consuming all that oil?
>> >Plastics. There is no other resource in space that can be used
>> >to produce them...
>> Billinos of metric tons?
>Who said we _must_ use all of these billions of tons
>in one moment?
>> And what do you do with the rest of the crude you
>> distile out to make the plastic feed stock.
>Simply left it in the place it was mined from...
Then why bother? If your only talking aboutprocesing a few milllion tons of
material, using probably thousands of tans of refinery complex, is it worth
the trouble to set up the refinery colony?
>-- Zenon Kulpa