Re: SPACE: Lunar Warfare

Mark Grant (
Thu, 16 Jan 1997 18:41:55 +0000

On Wed, 15 Jan 1997, Michael Lorrey wrote:

> Well, yes, any new nation would want to be as diverse as possible before
> really tossing the tea, so to speak, as a given. I am expecting however
> that a winnable scenario would have a decent chance (>20-30%) of
> occuring with a half a million people on the moon

Uh, isn't this a long way from your original scenario?

> So there is already a deterrent capability and all this posturing is
> moot. All that remains is one corporation with the balls enough to go up
> and grab the opportunity. now don't raise your hands too quick now.....

Do you have any idea of how hard dropping a km-sized rock onto Earth would
be? Mass would be over a billion tons, requiring a couple of billion tons
of chemical rocket fuel for deceleration. You can forget that without
nuclear rockets (and if you have them then the Earth can drop these or
larger rocks onto you).


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