Re: SPACE: Beyond Apollo

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 01:43:37 MDT

On Friday, April 14, 2000 11:04 PM Spike Jones wrote:
> > > Sad but true in a lot of places, but I still think this would be
easier to
> > > do than making a whole new launch system.
> >
> > I would have to think though, that scaling up the Arienne 5 or
> > getting the Energia to be more reliable would be a cheaper approach
> > than recreating the Saturn 5.
> Getting Energia to be more reliable? Just use the existing Russian
> rockets. The Proton is a hell of a good launcher as is. The commies
> do build a good low-cost space rocket [damn em]. spike {8-]

Elsewhere I mentioned, I've nothing against that. The Proton has also been
around for a long time. (See
for details.) Again, we see a proven technology which should be widely

Daniel Ust

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