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Originally posted by abeverage
The Hammer of God...
They could push them out of the way but also direct them into say a country and claim it was an act of God hehe
Originally posted by wildespace
Can we say... going back to the Moon? Or even to Mars?
That's what those engines are were made for.
Originally posted by thudpuddy
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I'm with you , I dearly love everything to do with space travel and thank NASA for the many boons we have now . I know we would have come up with most of this stuff anyway but it would have taken a lot longer . I'm also grateful to have lived in an age where the sky was no longer the limit .
To answer your question about firing one of these things while already in orbit , I got the impression that's what they were aiming for . A manned Mars mission would require a lot of supplies , if you're planning on going first class and taking a lot of luxury items one could come in handy but I'm thinking you better use a lot of tie-downs or you're gonna scatter stuff everywhere .
That's why I started thinking these things might be better used pushing big rocks around , a million and a half pounds of thrust is an awfully big kick for a conventional payload already in space .
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
The Saturn V's are true monsters of raw power and energy.
The fact they're even dusting off the old program plans and equipment is encouraging to me.