Dec 06 2006

More Cool Stuff From NASA

Published by at 10:31 am under All General Discussions

Water on Mars would make exploration much easier – and it sure looks like there is a lot of it locked underground as perma frost. As the explorers who travelled the globe had to figure out how to ‘”live off the land”, we too can explore this solar system and find new sources of materials if we can live off the surface of mars. Water is the key to a lot of potential.

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4 Responses to “More Cool Stuff From NASA”

  1. Carol_Herman says:

    No! Money! Not a prayer!

    Wait to you see what’s happened to our national budget, because Bush 2 wanted to give all his friends “big bonuses.” Not just the saudis. But CEO monstrosities, as well.

    Oh, yeah. You got a $33 (on average) tax refund back in 2001. Hmm? I bet ya spent it all, already.

    We haven’t tackled social security. Nor the ballooning budget.

    But this stuff gets kicked out as exciting promises? Whoo-hoo.

  2. jerry says:

    I think the lesson of Apollo was that it’s fun to go to the moon but there’s nothing really to do and it is prohibitively expensive. But if the President (an amalgem of Johnson/Kennedy/Regan/Teddy…) wants it, it must be good, I guess…. I think we need better technology before bothering with extended space flight, it’s a bad investment now.

  3. Barbara says:

    It would be better to let Russia get there first? Or maybe even China?
    That can’t be good.

  4. mariposa says:

    “It would be better to let Russia get there first?”

    No kidding! They always trash things up, and leave their polonium-210 lying around everywhere!