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Originally posted by Swills
reply to post by shauny
I remember reading that the steam engine was invented centuries upon centuries ago but for whatever reason didn't take off. Now imagine if it did, it would have jump started the Industrial Revolution a lot faster than the 19th century. If I can find the article or program I got this info from I'll post it.
Originally posted by shauny
Just a quick "what do you think" question.
Science wa oppresed for centuries, if it hadnt been, where, as a species, do you think we would be right now?
Les war? More like a Star Trek kinda way of life (Not a fan, the wife is thought)
Always wondered what we would be like had Science been able to really go for it all these centuries ago.
Cheers for any thoughts.
Another mission that never took off, but had been in the works for years, was a manned flyby of Mars using Apollo and AAP hardware. Slated for the mid 1970s, the quest's four-man crew would conduct telescopic observations and run experiments on themselves to learn about the health effects of prolonged weightlessness. The astronauts would arrive back at Earth about a year later. [Would Humans Born on Mars Grow Taller Than Earthlings? ] Other proposed journeys included dual-planet flybys of both Venus and Mars, as well as launching probes to collect samples for return to Earth. With these proposals, "there was the idea of creating a bridge – a little bit like Gemini was for Apollo – for much more complex Mars landing missions in the 1980s," Portree told Life's Little Mysteries.