Re: SPACE: Case for Mars

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Feb 20 2000 - 13:28:03 MST

Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> Zubrin has clearly done his homework and clearly makes a valid case for Mars
> being perhaps the first place we should go on a long term "occupation" basis.
> However(!), he seems unaware of (or avoids) two key areas: AI and Nanotech.

Ja. Zubrin makes it clear that all the stuff he is proposing is based on *current*

technology. His case is that we have everything we need to make the Mars base
happen, right now. All we need is the collective will to make it go. I found not
one single thing in his proposal that relies on future tech, in fact most all the
technologies he calls out in "Case for Mars" has been around for decades. spike

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