reply to post by Erad3
You could have a million items of debris from here to Mars. Due to space being 3-dimensional and well, "space". The chances of hitting anything are
beyond cosmically small.
They also have more advanced version of "radar" which tell you if something is in the way and to avoid it.
NORAD tracks some hundred thousand pieces of debris an hour from just our orbit.
We get RF signals from stars billions of light years away. Communicating wirelessly through space isn't a challenge.
The only reason you or I can't do it is mainly...
1. It's illegal for civilians to launch ANYTHING beyond a certain ceiling without government approval. (Propelled items, not balloons etc. In America
anyways) [Loved that Billybob movie
2. The amount of material required to construct something strong enough not to be obliterated by gravity as it leaves the Earth is huge.
3. The man power to just do the physics to find a trajectory and flight time is ridiculous.
4. Money is always a bottom line.
It's not hard, just can't do it by yourself with our current system of economics.