[LMB] OT: Arecibo

Markus Baur baur at chello.at
Tue Nov 24 15:00:07 GMT 2020

Am 24.11.2020 um 15:29 schrieb WalterStuartBushell:
>> On Nov 24, 2020, at 8:42 AM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> People who talk about the romance of exploration miss the point that humans
>> cannot be the explorers in space.
>> Matt "Mr. Roboto” G.
> Not with the current technology or any foreseeable technology.
> We need something like the Lyle drive from “Stranger in a Strange Land”.
> I worken in the Vertical Assembly Building where the Saturn V booster was
> built so I have a good understanding about chemical rockets. I don’t think there
> has been any great improvement in chemical rocket propellants since then.
> We haven’t even be able to send a woman to the Moon. NASA did just develop
> a space toilet for women.

yes- better fuel/engines would be nice . but the fuel cost is only a few 
ssingle digit % of the tradtional launch costs - the thing that will 
have a huge impact on costs is to make the entire launcher reusable, 
something that is finally being worked on



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