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Originally posted by paperface
Considering the americans made it a no fly zone,that alone would stop any plans.
Originally posted by rom12345
I declare myself King of the moon.
But I guess possession in 9/10ths of the law.
Anyone who establishes infrastructure there will essentially own that, and the land it inhabits.
Also need to eliminate the natives, for politically sustainable colonization.
Originally posted by Illustronic
reply to post by BulletShogun
Getting off earth is way over 90% of the energy needed. The rest is slight directional in-flight fires, and low thrust rockets that require much less fuel, leaving the moon is easy, a sniper bullet could likely reach escape velocity from the moon, (OK, a bit of an exaggeration).
Once in earth orbit your power requirements are so much less than leaving our surface I don't even want to venture into the percentages involved in comparison.