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originally posted by: StoutBroux
Awesome news. Under budget and on time. Why isn't he running NASA?
originally posted by: jonnywhite
I wonder what industry will cook up once access to space is more available? What kind of research can be done up there? Surely entertainment isn't the only avenue for business up there. Eager to see.
Strange world it'd be with space elevators and/or cheap access. With enough time, people might even live up there just because they can. But what about protection from CME's or solar events?
originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: jonnywhite
I once heard that refining some meterials in a zero-G environment gave them some unique properties.
I am sure that is a ways off, but I am also sure some can't hardly wait till it is possible.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: steve632
So the material for these inflatable habitats can withstand impacts from orbital debris? I've seen the damage a paint fleck caused to the Shuttle window, it wasn't pretty...