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I know how you feel. I was hoping we'd be farther along by now.
So far the only progress of much I've seen is the added giga bytes to a friggin laptop. I remember when they all were like 1-4 gb, now we see them at 6-8.
Not the progress I care much about though...seriously at least solve the cancer problem a little faster? :[
I want space travel...visits to other planets! Friends that are different races from our own It would be so cool.
Here's the title of a recent article on Space.com. "High-Tech VASIMR Rocket Engine Could Tackle Mars Trips, Space Junk and More"
They talk about the V.A.S.M.I.R. as if it's new technology; but it's not new, it's been around for about 30 years. If we had've developed the technology and used it we could be out farther than Voyager by now. Chang Diaz and Ad Astra are just now going to be testing the technology on the ISS soon.
Why the baby steps? Why take so long to do something? Why are TPTB still talking about V.A.S.M.I.R. like it's an emerging technology even after almost 30years? I know the initial Space Race was because of the Colr War, but over the years we've learned that there are so many benefits to Space exploration, far too many benefits to list in this post.
Why the baby steps? Why take so long to do something?
We aren't in space because there is really nothing up there we've found worth value yet. Once there is though, I imagine it will be similar to the Gold Rush in California.
No other places we know of currently, have these things and we cannot take enough of them with us to go anywhere serious.
Simple answer as it's so EASY why don't people like you stop complaining and DO IT YOURSELF, after all it seems to be a piece of cake according to people with your view so get started!!!
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I understand that but it is cost efficient yet to go up there and extract them?
Are there government regulations preventing corporations from exploiting those resources?