Re: SPACE: Terrestrial No More

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Nov 04 2000 - 09:36:45 MST

> On Fri, 3 Nov 2000, Zero Powers wrote:
> > Yeah, sure. *You* spend 4 months isolated in a zero g evironment hundreds
> > of miles above the Earth and then come back and tell us how its all nothing
> > but cheap PR.
> Eugene Leitl wrote: I'd rather spend 30 years in a 1/6 g environment half a
> lightsecond above the earth in a lunar colony rather than come back at all.

One and a third light seconds, but we get your point Gene. Properly scaled,
we can do both simultaneously, and use a lot of shared technology. Recall
that the ISS is actually a lot more a political stunt than a scientific venture,
and as such it will likely not go away anytime soon. spike

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