Re: mars in few words

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Thu Oct 19 2000 - 20:14:55 MDT

At 10:43 PM 18/10/00 -0700, Spike wrote:

>Since the moon is only
>a little over a light second away, we could teleoperate machinery
>on the moon more easily than we could operate the same
>machinery on Mars.

Of course.

>build a moon base with machines controlled from Earth,

Yes, obviously.

>a Mars base with machines controlled by a Martian who
>stays inside the lander/hab module.

No. Build a Mars base (after dropping in the pre-fabs ahead of time) with
machines controlled by a Phobotian who stays inside a nice deep hole on the
Martian moon.

Assuming it's not more cost-effective to work as hard as possible on nano
for a decade or so and then do it using NM mints blasted at Mars with a

Damien Broderick

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