posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 12:41 PM
a reply to: Aliensun
INDEED, the authors of this enterprise concept is out-Capitalism(ing) the 'free world'...
it is actually pointing out the paradigm switch (role reversals) between the USSA & Russia since the moon-race era
putting together an actual master plan of developing this moon-base-mining enterprise will out shine Tesla Cars or Virgin/Galactic space trips or even
orbiting hotels in low earth orbit sprung from the minds of western Capitalists
as for the $9.4 billion price tag.... that would require a fully automated operation with robots..
no human repair people required...it will be cheaper to send replacements that are preprogrammed onto that matrix of production efforts...the remote
operators and 2nd echelon providers would be here on Earth, themselves being only technicians rather than people with Robotics Doctorate degrees
edit on th31142048418205562015 by St Udio because: add derogratory phrase to peke some interest or reply