On Fri, 20 Oct 2000, Damien Broderick wrote:
> 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.
Why is a deep hole on Phobos significantly cheaper than a deep hole on
Mars? Volatiles for life support and rocket fuel are easier to get, and
we have significantly more experience with digging equipment under weight.
> 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
A more likely future...
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