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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    There's a simple solution for that: Don't go.
    Not going still does not make it an adventure.

    Floating weightless in a capsule drinking Tang, never enjoying a steak again and knowing exactly what you will see once you get there is hardly my idea of good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    I can absolutely think of a better way. It wouldn't be much better than being sent down in a one-man submarine to explore the deepest trenches in the ocean. Totally boring!

    If you want to be alone for the rest of your life, how about just getting a cabin high in the mountains stocked with a four-wheel drive, a boat, dirtbikes, snowmobiles, internet and a good HVAC system? It is where we should send old goats like McCain and Feinstein, but for then…no internet.
    GC... note GA is not picking on anyone (including you)....

    However please read my post you quoted... read it fully!

    You will find joking language about taking a babe along... and in a previous post reference to a move: Passengers (a story about a long term space trip with one man and one woman who end up with an adventure they did not bargain for). Note that GA does not have any illusions of going on the Mars trip with Jennifer Lawrence... the reference to the movie was an example.

    The point of this specific post... is to point something out: Some postings (note no reference to posters)....
    Is done without taking into account the information noted in the post quoted... in this example:
    *The one way trip paid for by someone else...
    *Taking along a babe...
    *Adventure in ones final years...
    ALL details are important!

    So one reads a reply that specifically mentions being alone...
    And one reads in the same reply boring (what would be boring about exploring space???)...

    This leads to a question:
    Why are reply posts placed on a forum... when they do not address the thoughts of the post replied to???

    Might improve the quality of discussion if the details were addressed... rather than ignored.

    Note this is another reason GA left ARP (and found multiple better political forums)...
    Because the quality of posts (which reflects on the posters) went down!
    Not to mention the hate!

    Carry on GC...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    Not going still does not make it an adventure.

    Floating weightless in a capsule drinking Tang, never enjoying a steak again and knowing exactly what you will see once you get there is hardly my idea of good time.
    Now, now, now GC...

    The days of Tang went away with the Gemini program... they have decent (note I did not say great) food available... you obviously have not reached the point your taste buds are less than 100%, just you wait a few more years...

    And do tell... how do you know what you will find? A couple dozen (or hundred) pics on the internet???
    Could anyone explain 100% of what the earth is about... with a couple hundred pics?

    Really now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    GC... note GA is not picking on anyone (including you)....

    However please read my post you quoted... read it fully!

    You will find joking language about taking a babe along... and in a previous post reference to a move: Passengers (a story about a long term space trip with one man and one woman who end up with an adventure they did not bargain for). Note that GA does not have any illusions of going on the Mars trip with Jennifer Lawrence... the reference to the movie was an example.

    The point of this specific post... is to point something out: Some postings (note no reference to posters)....
    Is done without taking into account the information noted in the post quoted... in this example:
    *The one way trip paid for by someone else...
    *Taking along a babe...
    *Adventure in ones final years...
    ALL details are important!

    So one reads a reply that specifically mentions being alone...
    And one reads in the same reply boring (what would be boring about exploring space???)...

    This leads to a question:
    Why are reply posts placed on a forum... when they do not address the thoughts of the post replied to???

    Might improve the quality of discussion if the details were addressed... rather than ignored.

    Note this is another reason GA left ARP (and found multiple better political forums)...
    Because the quality of posts (which reflects on the posters) went down!
    Not to mention the hate!

    Carry on GC...
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    GA,
    Writing posts on a forum is hardly the best method of communication. I used what you said about floating in space with a girl for the rest of your life for face value. If you were joking I could hardly see the expression on your face to tell you were just jacking around. Visiting a planet with life on it like ours is not the same as visiting a wasteland like Mars.

    If you want readers to understand the hidden messages in your posts maybe you should start including videos of yourself speaking these posts so we can see the grin on your face? I'm not a mind reader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    GA,
    Writing posts on a forum is hardly the best method of communication. I used what you said about floating in space with a girl for the rest of your life for face value. If you were joking I could hardly see the expression on your face to tell you were just jacking around. Visiting a planet with life on it like ours is not the same as visiting a wasteland like Mars.

    If you want readers to understand the hidden messages in your posts maybe you should start including videos of yourself speaking these posts so we can see the grin on your face? I'm not a mind reader.
    So it is ALWAYS the responsibility of others than GC to communicate to GC's expectations...
    And everyone else is accountable to GC...

    Yet GC uses every method possible to avoid being accountable to any other poster??? (And will challenge this sentence, knowing well the games he plays.)

    Sounds like one of many reasons GA left ARP!

    Sorry GC... quality discussion requires BOTH parties being committed to communicating, and neither party being committed to game playing.
    This discussion does not meet those standards... as very few discussions including a specific left coaster with a dirty driveway seem to not meet.
    Sorry GC... until your attitude changes... you are not worthy of my time to discuss things...
    Another entry on the ignore list.

    Have a GREAT day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    So it is ALWAYS the responsibility of others than GC to communicate to GC's expectations...
    And everyone else is accountable to GC...

    Yet GC uses every method possible to avoid being accountable to any other poster??? (And will challenge this sentence, knowing well the games he plays.)

    Sounds like one of many reasons GA left ARP!

    Sorry GC... quality discussion requires BOTH parties being committed to communicating, and neither party being committed to game playing.
    This discussion does not meet those standards... as very few discussions including a specific left coaster with a dirty driveway seem to not meet.
    Sorry GC... until your attitude changes... you are not worthy of my time to discuss things...
    Another entry on the ignore list.

    Have a GREAT day!

    GA
    If you require that high of communication standard, stop posting on anonymous forums. Especially with such a poor attitude and writing style.

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    I did not take the time to read the links, and maybe they covered this but I have never heard anything about it, my biggest concern would be shielding. It's one thing for a space rock the size of a tennis ball to bounce of the ISS it is another thing entirely to hit said rock going how ever fast you would be gong on a trip to Mars. I had never given that a thought until during one Star Trek show something was said about another ship shielding not being a strong as their navigation shielding. Hitting a grain of sand at 100,000 mph could be devastating.

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    I'd go today, alone. Knowing full well I'd never see anyone ever again. With the possibility I may die on the trip there, knowing that if I get there alive I may never survive a week's worth of days there, and also knowing that if I did survive and habitate successfully I may never see anything more exciting than rocks and sand. If you lived my life, you'd go just the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    I did not take the time to read the links, and maybe they covered this but I have never heard anything about it, my biggest concern would be shielding. It's one thing for a space rock the size of a tennis ball to bounce of the ISS it is another thing entirely to hit said rock going how ever fast you would be gong on a trip to Mars. I had never given that a thought until during one Star Trek show something was said about another ship shielding not being a strong as their navigation shielding. Hitting a grain of sand at 100,000 mph could be devastating.
    This is why Gene came up with the "main deflector dish."
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    Construction of composite fuselage section of a Boeing 787

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GDqxnahwbk

    This is the tooling for the 5.77 x 5.94m Boeing 787 fuselage segments using carbon fiber prepeg tape & robotic winding. ITS would be a bit more than double this diameter.

    https://thespaceport.us/forum/topic/...pdates/page-12

    Elon Musk envisons Mars colony with Geodesic domes and big underground which may be strikingly similar to Babylon 5 TV show
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/1...lony-with.html

    SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System Part 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    Not going still does not make it an adventure.

    Floating weightless in a capsule drinking Tang, never enjoying a steak again and knowing exactly what you will see once you get there is hardly my idea of good time.
    And since there aren't many women and since there isn't any gravity, I guess there's no, awh......nevermind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    I did not take the time to read the links, and maybe they covered this but I have never heard anything about it, my biggest concern would be shielding. It's one thing for a space rock the size of a tennis ball to bounce of the ISS it is another thing entirely to hit said rock going how ever fast you would be gong on a trip to Mars. I had never given that a thought until during one Star Trek show something was said about another ship shielding not being a strong as their navigation shielding. Hitting a grain of sand at 100,000 mph could be devastating.
    It WOULD be devastating. That's why there will never be any kind of spaceships that travel near the speed of light or anything like that.
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    Jupiter would crush anything to pieces. I wonder if Space Racer thinks we could go to Jupiter after Mars? See, some of this stuff is just Star Trek fantasy type stuff. There ARE limitations.
    No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. -- Charles Dickens

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