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originally posted by: Jukiodone
Just checking ATS, it appears Boeing have filed a patent for an Ablative Laser power plant so anyone sitting there saying Orion didnt go any further should consider the time that has elapsed since it was "cancelled" and Boeing's patent.
originally posted by: engineercutout
a reply to: KellyPrettyBear
Lowering the payload costs through whatever clandestine means might be available would make it easier, but I think you're missing something here.
We woulndn't need to take every required piece of equipment up from the planet, we would only need to develop the ability to work existing off planet materials. You wouldn't need to launch a whole city. You might need to launch a sawmill or two, though.
originally posted by: deviloshdoughnuts
I just wanted to say that this is my favorite thread on ATS and that I enjoy everything that everyone adds to this ongoing conversation. I have lurked on this thread since page 1 and have kept up with it thus far.
I had a feeling after reading the forevermen material that I couldn't shake. My mind got hooked on the idea and it's still hooked to this day. I am a big comicbook fan so for me the forevermen story is like Avengers Forever. It is a narrative that goes back and ties together loose story arcs and fixes continuum conflicts and creates a better understanding of an existing timeline.
Was Jupiter Ascending disclosure of the forevermen story? Or was the forevermen story the backstory for the movie Jupiter Ascending?