Michael Lorrey wrote:
> Actually, the Mars Direct project could be accomplished by private
> industry maybe not with Bill Gates wealth, but the wealth equivalent of
> Microsoft. We could certainly do it with a mere 20% of the national
> surplus of the coming decade, and leave a permanent presence.
I agree. But this is a far cry from what was proposed by denis, which
was to have Mars be a backup in case something happened to earth. The
Mars direct approach would take decades to build up that kind of
presence and civilization on Mars.
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