Re: SPACE: Why so much EVA on ISS?

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sun Mar 18 2001 - 16:28:52 MST

Spike Jones <> writes:

> > Anders Sandberg wrote: ...and I wanted to have a
> > shuttle around but no serious space program, so I had to assume a
> > pork-barrel project resurrecting the VentureStar but just producing a
> > few for the government-owned Nasa Corporation.
> Kistler Engineering has a lot better chance of making a successful
> design than a resurrected VentureStar, I would reckon.

Looks nice, but it seems more suitable for just putting up satelites
than people. It is very much like I have envisioned the largest part
of launch services for my scenario - good at putting up satelites
(because that is where the money is) but too small for sending up the
parts needed when building big stuff. Which is of course something my
players have to solve ;-)

BTW, how is Woomera? Last time I heard the base was a nearly abandoned
concrete slab, has Kistler done any development of it?

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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