Re: SPACE: How hard IS it to get off Earth?

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Wed, 10 Nov 1999 20:19:02 -0600

I'd like to endorse Greg Burch's question as being extremely important, and add this followup:

Is there any form of predesign or preplanning that could be done *now* which could realistically shorten the amount of time, or decrease the number of people, needed to convert assembler technology to at least one self-sustaining settlement in Earth orbit?


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