Re: from 6 billion to 500 million: how?

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Tue Feb 06 2001 - 11:16:30 MST

While I'd call you an incredible cynic.

John Marlow wrote:
> I'd call you a raging optimist.
> "And if you wanna breathe you gotta buy his air..."

Whose air? What? You think a Mars penal colony is likely to be built

> Also, keep in mind any earthside government could nuke the whole
> works with relative impunity--nobody's gonna start a nukewar on earth
> over a bit of slagged Martian real estate.

Only if they ship up a nuke. Launching a nuke with a TitanIII/Agena
booster for a ballistic strike on Mars is a far more difficult mission
than a normal ICBM. I doubt they'd get any better than 10-30 km

> "He who can destroy a thing, controls a thing."
> Food for thought.


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