Re: Gun launched orbital systems

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Sun Oct 21 2001 - 11:07:38 MDT

On Sun, 21 Oct 2001, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> I'll note that we will have 6 people on the station for
> the next week or so. So we are going into space, just
> very slowly.

I'm not sure we're going anywhere, LEO is such a barren place. If we have
to haul up monkeys up there, where are the closed loop ecosystems? Why
have all the efforts to create sustainable closed loop ecologies been
effectively terminated? Why the focus on so-called science, and not
fabbing in microgravity conditions?

Dunno, ISS still looks like an expensive joke. Pure PR, and even that
mostly ignored.

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