Re: from 6 billion to 500 million: how? (was RE: true abundance?)

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Wed Jan 31 2001 - 11:54:29 MST

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.

- samantha

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