Great to hear--now to solve #1.
On 31 Jan 2001, at 10:23, Michael Lorrey wrote:
> John Marlow wrote:
> > #1? The common man.
> > #2? Politicians.
> > #1 doesn't give a damn, so #2 won't put up the money.
> > End of story.
> > As to private investment, with current tech aiming for Mars would
> > break Bill Gates.
> > Again, end of story.
> > In short--it ain't in the near-term cards.
> > You can show a 90% cost reduction, maybe someone will be interested,
> > maybe not.
> 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.
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