posted on May, 17 2006 @ 10:43 AM
this is my plan.
by converting the cargo hold and making it into a living area it is suited for long distance travel. (area for excersize,sleeping,dining and so
and making the rockets more powerfull for more thrust it can be used to land on the surface and blast off.
also converting the landing gear so it can be used for all terrain landing
have 5 fuel loads shot up there each one with eaxtra fuel/supplies for the shuttle
since they are unmaned they can be set to follow the shuttle.
first one would be used when the shuttle jeticends the first one when blast into orbit.
also one will be left staionary half way there so it can be used when the shuttle returns half way, save fuel on that load
2 will be used to supply the shuttle on way and 2 will be used to supply the shuttle on the return.
8 people will be going,
they will spend 3 days on the surface of the planet and install geer to monitor the surface and changes atmosphere,
this will cost around 50mil for each fuel pod and its gear with the shuttle at 350mil with the refit and so forth
so rougly it would cost around $700,000,000.00
atleast its a laugh
[edit on 5/17/2006 by cmdrkeenkid]