reply to post by SLAYER69
Yes, yes, yes!
Thanks for another great thread, Slay...
I agree. 100%. We need
to do this. I believe strongly that humans are hard-wired to want to explore, to discover, to learn what's on the other
side of the hill... and... what's on those bodies up there in space. Again, we need
to do this. It's in us.
That's why Star Trek
, Star Wars
and all the others are such a powerful influence.
I agree too that NASA has turned into something vastly different from when it started. No longer gung-ho, they seem now just a bloated conglomeration
of fuddy duddies who can't think of anything better to do than crash a tin can on the moon looking for water when they already know there's water
Yes, let NASA die an ignominious death. If they can't figure out how to do a nice big rocket to get the moon, well, that's all too telling.
Corporations? Sure, why not, man! Maybe brand new corporations. That's our way... and, since it's not the government... we know it would get done. And
the more the merrier. We could set the rules so that they'd need to release their findings... although they should want to anyway... live streaming
video from the moon.
Mining and building to start, of course, and hopefully much more as things got going. I'd read that quote you cited from that thread about the rail
guns... I thought it a great idea as well. Piece o' cake. And indeed the moon's a rad place to launch from to check out the critters on Mars. All that
low gravity bit, you know? Tons of resources.
Personally I want them to find out what that green thing that was hanging on to that boulder was... but I digress.
Also... those were some great vids, Slay! Ha! They were truly a treat.
I too am thrilled with the reality... and, indeed, we are all 'star-stuff'!
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