posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 02:39 PM
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by XPLodER
Wow.. Thank You. (debate mode turned off..)
no worries bud
I really appreciate your reply and it's enlightening. This is an area I know "all about" by novel and a few non-fiction books...which is to
say, among laymen, I know a bit but hearing opinions and logic by those who have made real serious efforts in life to learn and understand the issues
it is partly through working with writers to enable the ideas and concepts to be communicated to the general public,
that will inspire the engineers and astronauts of tomorrow, to work on this project, it will be our childrens children who get to take the trip to
So, to clarify, the science on this is such that we can learn most of what we need to develop solutions from without sending probes out to
follow Voyager 1 & 2 (with modern tech)? Additionally, I hadn't realized orbital time was that productive. I know that sounds outright ignorant to
say, but I sheepishly admit the Media is as much a source of news for this topic as anywhere else.
i do believe we will send more probes like voyager out to the edge of our solar system, but they will be designed to extensively test our new
knowledge of the conditions we encounter. we continue to add structures and sensors to the ISS and in some cases "test" new optics and tech in space
conditions. this will be the best way to design long lived tech.
I guess one of my concerns here is that we live in a downright boring place. Nothing really seems to happen in our little corner of the Milky
Way. Now given what "happening" seems to mean, looking elsewhere, I imagine we ought to be quite happy about that. You sound confident in figuring
we can learn enough inside the Solar System and without full colonies on Luna and Mars to learn from?
i would suggest a lunar base and robotic vehicles would be required to mine fuel for our ships,
MIT mining the moon
i would also suggest we "perfect" our moon bases BEFORE trying to head out into deep space
Sounds good. I'll take your word on this as I don't have better info...and your take is encouraging enough so I don't really want to look
for any either.
i am no expert you understand,
this is just one of my areas of study, so please dont take my opinions as any but that,
my humble opinion