[LMB] Centrifugal gravity, was Re: Cordelia's College sport
WILLIAM A WENRICH
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Sat Jun 12 13:07:21 BST 2021
If you are doing anything in the Earth-Moon system that requires a lot of mass, the Moon is a better source than Earth. I’ve seen stories where they used unprocessed rock for shielding.
Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
William A Wenrich
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Centrifugal gravity, was Re: Cordelia's College sport
It is highly unlikely there will ever be moon stations or settlements on
Mars. Unless perhaps they're treated the way China treats Tibet - the
people sent there die, and more replacements are sent after them. The high
altitude seems to be worse for people whose ancestors weren't selected for
it regardless of how much time is spent adjusting, and miscarriages are
ubiquitous, but China isn't running out of people it's willing to spare.
In any case, there aren't any resources on the Moon or Mars that would
justify the difficulty and expense of manned stations. Maybe Helium-3
mining on the Moon would justify robotic mining operations, but I doubt it.
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