Terry Egan wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Jan 2001 06:10:04 -0700,
> "Ross A. Finlayson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >Here's something to consider about Mars, rendez-vous something with a big water
> >comet and push it thus that it orbit in ten or fifteen or more years coincides with
> >Mars, that it is not a "soft landing" of off-planet resources on Mars, but rather a
> >"controlled landing".
> Terry Egan
> "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm
> not sure about the universe. " --Albert Einstein
Well, the point is to bring it in an elliptical orbit (as they are) thus that when the
ice comet enters Mars' gravity, then their relative speed is only a few hundred kph as
opposed to many thousands.
-- Ross Andrew Finlayson Finlayson Consulting Ross at Tiki-Lounge: http://www.tiki-lounge.com/~raf/ "The best mathematician in the world is Maplev in Ontario." - Pertti L.
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