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  1. #53
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    No it's not. If it were we would have been back and forth harvesting it ever since. They found the Moon is made out of rocks and dust and we've already got more of that crap than we need right here on Earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    The moon is made out of cheese.
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    Well I won't be. You know why?

    Because that sh!t only kills the Weak! <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    India has a perfect storm of some of most antibiotic resistant bacteria and high rates of infectious disease

    http://nextbigfuture.com/2015/09/ind...e-of-most.html


    Situation Analysis: Antibiotic Use and Resistance in India

    http://www.cddep.org/publications/si...sistance_india
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    I still think that we need to focus on non-rocket propulsion to get both materials and people off-planet. Even if Musk's wildest dreams come true, rocket launches will still be prohibitively expensive in the long term. More than any other space dream, we should be focusing on getting into orbit on a dime.
    Maybe we could build a very tall tower?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaseAir View Post
    Maybe we could build a very tall tower?


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    Something like this?

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/space-el...up-in-the-air/
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    I think Elon Musk has a good idea for horizontal travel, but we'd need to implement it vertically... Possibly as a launch loop.. Right now, energy generation and storage would be the biggest issues..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    I think Elon Musk has a good idea for horizontal travel, but we'd need to implement it vertically... Possibly as a launch loop.. Right now, energy generation and storage would be the biggest issues..

    A really big rubber band?

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    Lost In Space
    Microgravity's mysterious side effect: Stuff disappears

    It happens to everyone in space. No matter how well you Velcro your pockets,
    how carefully you duct-tape an item to the bulkhead, or how tightly you pull
    the drawstring on your ditty bag, some vital piece of gear will go missing. Will
    you see it again? It’s a toss-up. Anyone who has ever flown on the space
    shuttle will swear it was built by the same engineers who brought us the
    sock-eating clothes dryer.

    Read the rest!
    http://www.airspacemag.com/space/los...e-2217739/?all
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    Quote Originally Posted by shellkamp View Post
    A really big rubber band?

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    Really long magnetic levitation track in a vacuum or low pressure tube. No engines needed, no rocket fuel needed... If the energy storage/delivery challenges get be overcome, the price per kilo would equal 1% of Elon Musk's wildest reusable rocket dream. With a reasonably short track, you could achieve insane acceleration that would only allow bulk cargo to be launched (so delicate stuff and humans would still have to take rockets/shuttles), while a much longer track would allow for human launches as well.

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    China aims for landing on moon’s far side by 2020

    Its prime engineering objective is to demonstrate landing and deep space data relay on
    the lunar far side. Science goals include studying lunar dust and geology, the radiation
    environment on the far side of the moon, and conducting radio astronomy observations.

    This is probably in preparation for the eventual installation of an astronomical observatory on the
    far side of the moon. "Astronomers have long dreamed of a radio telescope on the far side of
    the moon, where it would be free from interference from artificial radio sources on Earth."

    China is also planning two other launches to the moon in 2017 and 2018.

    http://spaceflightnow.com/2015/09/21...-side-by-2020/
    Last edited by Space Racer; 09-30-2015 at 10:41 AM.
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    The far side of the moon?

    Oh pleeeze! This people can't even produce a viable automobile and they are going to do something worthwhile with a space-program?

    With the Chinese I have learned one thing: Whatever they say: They are always lying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    China aims for landing on moon’s far side by 2020

    Its prime engineering objective is to demonstrate landing and deep space data relay on
    the lunar far side. Science goals include studying lunar dust and geology, the radiation
    environment on the far side of the moon, and conducting radio astronomy observations.

    This is probably in preparation for the eventual installation of an astronomical observatory on the
    far side of the moon. "Astronomers have long dreamed of a radio telescope on the far side of
    the moon, where it would be free from interference from artificial radio sources on Earth."

    China is also planning two other launches to the moon in 2017 and 2018.

    http://spaceflightnow.com/2015/09/21...-side-by-2020/
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    Rocket Lab July 2014 to October 2015

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    Rocket Lab Announces New Small Satellite Launcher
    http://www.parabolicarc.com/2014/07/...lite-launcher/

    Kiwi launches world-first cheap rocket
    http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2...cheap-rocket-0

    A Look at Rocket Lab Funding Sources
    http://www.parabolicarc.com/2014/07/...nding-sources/

    A Closer Look at Rocket Labs’ Technical Development
    http://www.parabolicarc.com/2014/08/...-labs-history/

    Will the smallsat community get charged up by Electron?
    http://www.newspacejournal.com/2014/...p-by-electron/

    Rocket Lab Visits the Cape
    http://spaceksc.********.com/2015/02...sits-cape.html

    Rocket Lab Closes Series B Funding Round, Receives Lockheed Martin Investment
    http://www.parabolicarc.com/2015/03/...in-investment/

    The latest disruptive space technology is a battery-powered rocket engine
    http://qz.com/385386/the-latest-disr...rocket-engine/

    "World's first battery-powered rocket" readied for launch
    http://www.gizmag.com/electron-rocke...vehicle/37060/

    Rocket Lab Settles on Launch Site
    http://www.parabolicarc.com/2015/07/...s-launch-site/

    Rocket Lab Signs Commercial Space Launch Act Agreement With NASA
    http://www.parabolicarc.com/2015/08/...greement-nasa/

    Reserve a launch for your satellite online? Rocket Lab can make it so
    http://www.geekwire.com/2015/reserve...an-make-it-so/

    Rocket Lab
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Lab

    Moon Express Buys Rocket Lab Launches for Lunar Missions
    http://spacenews.com/moon-express-bu...unar-missions/

    Rocket Lab USA Website
    http://www.rocketlabusa.com/index.html

    Rocket Lab Videos
    https://vimeo.com/search?q=rocket+lab+electron
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rocket+lab
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    The far side of the moon?

    Oh pleeeze! This people can't even produce a viable automobile and they are going to do something worthwhile with a space-program?

    With the Chinese I have learned one thing: Whatever they say: They are always lying.

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    It's because they are always stealing.
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