Re: from 6 billion to 500 million: how?

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 09:20:43 MST

John Marlow wrote:

> You know I can't tell if you're serious?
> I really can't. Not at all.

Three things, John:

1. Do
2. The
3. Math

Do the math! There are plenty of books out there, or just
look around on the web. The actual equations are not that
complicated. It will take a Titan III/ Centaur class lancher
for each ~1000 kg that ends up soft landed on Mars. That
works out to on the order of 100 bucks per *gram*.

What am I missing? Please point out to me my order of
magnitude error, and I will be the happiest rocket scientist
in Taxifornia. {8-] spike

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