I’m looking at this image and thinking about all the scientists and engineers and technicians involved in the design and assembly of this equipment. How remarkable it must feel to look at this image of their creation sitting on Mars, ready to get to work. Kudos! I mean… wow.
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Here’s the latest talk from Robert Zubrin. He discusses some of the key points from his book, The Case for Mars, and how recent advances in the space industry affect them.
“We’re living at what future ages will regard as the beginning of history, and I would suggest we get on with it.”
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Here’s a fascinating study that explores the logistics and economics of water mining on the Moon. Once again: these things are going to happen sooner than we expect.
Final Report: Mining Water on the Moon Over the past few months, I was part of a study funded by the United Launch Alliance and supported by a large group of technologists to determine if we can mine water on the Moon and turn it into rocket fuel, and to do it economically. The final…
Not to mention a 24 hour day and enough atmosphere to provide some modest protection from solar radiation and stabilize daytime temps to between -50C and 10C.
It’s not a paradise, but we can work with it.
We don’t need to go to the Moon in order to go to Mars. But, if we’re going to go to the Moon, then let’s go to the Moon, not an orbit around it. And let’s dig in and make it stick.
Here’s a plan for doing just that with existing tech.