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

Rik van Riel (
Thu, 11 Nov 1999 12:26:47 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 10 Nov 1999, Doug Jones wrote:

> As for setting up a spacefaring civilization- the minimum is
> enough mass to start bootstrapping more from extraterrestrial
> sources, a Library of Everything (at most a ton or so), a few
> people, and a good head start.

I'm afraid that you'd need more than just a few people if you want to setup a civilization. While the tech side of the story might be done by just a few, I guess you'd need at least a few hundred people to start a self sustainable space village.


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