[FPSPACE] Griffin's true reasons for the sizing of the Ares 5
epgrondine at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 23 18:13:29 EDT 2009
Hi David -
"I really want to see humans on the moon and Mars and all over the place."
What ambitious plans.
Me, I just want to keep a couple of hundred million
The best way to do that happens to be with an international
effort to build CAPS and the Jupiter/Direct launcher.
Dordain's comments may indicate Europe's plans.
There is also a pressing need for the launch system
as there is a small fragmenting comet headed our
What manned Mars enthusiasts may want to do with
that launch system later on will depend on what they can get
the public is willing to support.
I myself can't see much beyond a small 50 person
lab on Mars, as it lacks a molten core, and thus lacks
a magnetic field for radiation shielding.
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