Space Travel (Page 3)
kittybobo34: The moon would also be a good base for a mass driver (electromagnetic driver) to knock potential dangerous asteroids away
kittybobo34: as well as a good method to launch minerals to a space station in one of the la grange points. We are so close to being able to move into space in a big way.
kittybobo34: It is disappointing that we have little to no space program. I guess we never will with the budget deficits this nation is running, just the interest is costing us 1.5 billion a day.
Plumpcherry: Suppose we have progressed towards something more advanced than planes and cars that will allow us to obit through space from earth, but information is being withheld from us until the price is right? Like cellphones were.
kittybobo34: Well, like when they discovered the New World, it was another hundred years before real effort started to move out and colonize.
In this case what we need are Drone robots that can work outside while the operators can stay inside. And, we need much better AI to control it all. Once we have that we can make habitats out of comets and asteroids, with all the power, water, and mineral resources right at hand.
(Edited by kittybobo34)