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Old 26-01-2012, 12:10 AM   #1
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Default A REAL Moonbase Alpha?

http://www.universetoday.com/92937/r...ed-lunar-base/

Actually, not much detail, but we can dream
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Old 26-01-2012, 04:00 AM   #2
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http://www.universetoday.com/92937/r...ed-lunar-base/

Actually, not much detail, but we can dream

Well, that dream is just about dead without the shuttle. We'll lose the space station too: no capacity to fuel it for altitude adjustment.
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Old 26-01-2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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Gingrich just proposed another with a goal of a lunar colony in eight years.

Whether he is the nominee or not, or wins.

It's becoming more of an issue than I have seen in years.

With shuttle retired, there is a public question of what next?


Learning to live, work and leverage off of lunar resources is the next logical step.

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Old 17-03-2012, 04:05 AM   #4
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Influx of private capital/impetus needed. NASA will never do anything but sit and commission another "study" of the feasibility of outsourcing costing studies on the price of paperclips.
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Old 19-03-2012, 03:32 AM   #5
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Aren't there several private companies who are aiming toward space (Virgin, etc...)? I was rather bummed when NASA never came out with any real replacement vehicle for the shuttle (I know that money is the big issue too)...Its just sad.

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Old 21-03-2012, 07:16 AM   #6
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I wish we'd see some of the world's richest people take the rubber band off the wallet now and then. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, the Sultan of Brunei. Perhaps a private consortiium could achieve what bureaucracies seem unable to.
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Old 21-03-2012, 11:24 AM   #7
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Yes, they should ...


But havenīt Sir R. Branson started some Space tourisism project .. ?


The very rich folks should get together and start something big...
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Old 22-03-2012, 09:33 AM   #8
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Never heard of Branson. Who is he?
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Old 22-03-2012, 09:53 AM   #9
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He is the owner of Virgin Airlines....
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Gingrich just proposed another with a goal of a lunar colony in eight years.

Whether he is the nominee or not, or wins.

It's becoming more of an issue than I have seen in years.

With shuttle retired, there is a public question of what next?


Learning to live, work and leverage off of lunar resources is the next logical step.

Let's face it: the most important thing in the world is getting a self sufficient colony off this planet before the next extinction event. The people who killed the manned space program here are literally threatening the survival of the human race.
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Couldnīt agree with you more, Ham Salad...


Itīs too sad that they stopped the Lunar program.. (Mans return to the Moon)...

I really hope that they will change their minds...
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