a reply to: Pyle
I believe its a matter of lets encourage volume increases of trips into space. Meaning we have to invest into developing more efficient and affordable
underlying technologies for leaving the planet. Leaving the planet is the most expensive part. We can build durable shuttles. When I think of leaving
the planet, I feel we need to reduce the cost of hydrogen production as a starter. That is a whole other industry with expansive and well paying
Maybe what we do is get like a Lockheed, DuPont, GE dream team that sign a dedicated long term business agreement to search out the greatest minds on
Earth with intuitive ingenuity, and give them incentives to move here for a competitive advantage. We could always increase our own capacity for great
people by regulating the media we feed to our populations minds and making post grad education more affordable. Those are other issues to be revisited
at a later time though.
Point is, lets encourage industry's to work together in competition across the globe for the most affordable multi mission earth departure services.
What if we offered a $5billion prize to the companies or partnerships that can develop the technology to leap frog from atmosphere to atmosphere.
(*with a provision to distribute $1billion of that to the minds of the teams that actually did all the physics and
nano/bio-tech/meteorological sci ency stuff.)
Thatd be so cool if we can give another generation that feeling of jumping to the moon for the
first time, but because we can come and go as we please.
Anyways, that is the space exploration type focus I believe in. Hopefully that is what the transition team's vision is as well.
a reply to: Jungian
well we have the tech now, we just need to speed up the affordability to get its industry thriving.
a reply to: usernameconspiracy
Hey not we always have NOAA
. NASA can focus on satellite outposts and other extra-terrestrial colonization, NOAA focuses on
Earth stuff. Who knows, maybe it is a biblical suggestion to have NOAA watch the Earth. They can do a similar mission to NASA, but preemptively build
arks to keep stationed around the globe. They can double as disaster relief maritime refugee cities until the real flood shows up for us to put
ostriches and zebras and stuff on.
a reply to: NthOther
for the enrichment of our nation fellow citizen. What is good for the USA, is good for the world
| Foreign societies can benefit from the
technologies and commerce opportunities as well. Competition is healthy for hitting the top
, cooperation is essential for staying
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: BeBoo
I think that the military and space will forever be joined at the hip.
And that is how it should stay. What happens when a civilian science vessel encounters some strange space bug type creature with acidic weapons that
can compromise hulls. Bet that crew will be wishing they had some seriously mean hammers to beat that nail in with.