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# 61
12-03-2012, 01:21 PM
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sollvax, there is always someone saying it's impossible until somebody else figures out how to do it, all I'm saying is the the whole idea of a space elevator is being researched right now and a lot of governments are very interested, Japan in particular. Space Elevators, Space Fountains, Launch Loops, Skyhooks, Rotovators. Yes it's mostly theoretical, yes we can't do it today but that doesn't mean we will never be able to do it. Impossible is a word that is used more often than wisely and we have plenty of examples of when that words use was premature.

rajo11, politics and budgetary constraints killed VentureStar, a true reusable spaceplane would be a boon, but there are no incentives to develop it when the same goals can be accomplished using existing rocket technology. If 9/11 had never happened the picture might be different, but with a national debt of hundreds of billions of dollars due to the war, spending billions more developing and implementing a new spaceplane became untenable.
yeah but the tank problem was the nail in the coffin, if it worked we would have the venturestar now.
Captain
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# 62
12-03-2012, 01:24 PM
My idea:

A really big catapult on top of Mt. Everest that throws things so high and fast they go into orbit.

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# 63
12-03-2012, 01:25 PM
A really big slingshot.
That redshirt, Totally got vaped!!!
Captain
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# 64
12-03-2012, 01:27 PM
Ooh, I have an even better idea! A really big pogo stick.
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# 65
12-03-2012, 02:41 PM
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Jumping off a cliff and space travel have a lot in common (A very high % of Astronaughts Die)
Not really. In the last decade, we've had...seven. And all seven were killed in one single accident.

People die every day in car accidents and plane crashes. Should we abandon those technologies because they're "too dangerous", or should we instead try to find ways to make them safer?
"It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
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# 66
12-03-2012, 02:59 PM
every day a million people travel by plane (might be more these days)
less than 0.0001% of them are killed

Less people have been into space and a lot more (as a %) have died
if you count the test pilots as well it gets scary

Space travel is not a safe option
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# 67
12-03-2012, 03:23 PM
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Space travel is not a safe option
So answer the question. Should we abandon those technologies because they're "too dangerous", or should we instead try to find ways to make them safer?
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# 68
12-03-2012, 03:24 PM
Personally Id abandon manned space travel entirely and send Robots
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# 69
12-03-2012, 03:39 PM
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So answer the question. Should we abandon those technologies because they're "too dangerous", or should we instead try to find ways to make them safer?
Yes.

We should all be back living at caves and dying of illnesses that are easily cured by current medicine ... didnt you watched Insurrection?

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Personally Id abandon manned space travel entirely and send Robots
No.

I played Mission Critical and I am not going to end up on a Dyson Sphere because the Americans want to test what happens when you put a baby and a dingo in a room for science (anyone that played that game should realize I kinda agree with the UN on that and dont bring up the storyline, I know but its just a coop-out).

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# 70
12-03-2012, 03:41 PM
Most illnesses we currently die from are a product of progress actually
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