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January 8th, 2004


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11:37 pm
holy shit, a first for everything.
I agree with the Shrub on something!
Bush to push for manned flight to Mars and permanant base on the moon
mood: cheerfulcheerful

(3 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:jjjiii
Date:January 9th, 2004 06:39 pm (UTC)
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I'm not convinced that a permanent base on the moon is going to be a worthwhile venture, but it's definitely good to be seeing this sort of initiative to do something useful in space. I'm a lot more interested in the moons of Saturn and Jupiter, Mars, and the Asteroid Belt than I am our moon.

A lot of people seem to be under the impression that having a moon base would make it easier to launch missions to the rest of the solar system. The fact is that the moon isn't a very much better jumping off point than the Earth, and going from Earth to Moon to Actual Destination is actually less efficient than simply going Earth To Destination.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 9th, 2004 06:45 pm (UTC)
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that's kind of like saying: why have a base camp at everest?
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From:jjjiii
Date:January 9th, 2004 06:56 pm (UTC)
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There may be some usefulness in a moon base, I'm just not convinced of it. Even if it wasn't useful, it'd definitely be cool to have a moon base though.
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