Sunday, February 13, 2011

A trip to the Moon for less than a Shuttle launch

Looking over the Falcon 9 heavy proposed launch system, and the proposed powered down landing capability mentioned earlier on this blog, it may be possible to return to the Moon in a short time at a much cheaper price. It would be interesting if such a mission was undertaken with a goal of determining the feasibility of mining the lunar surface.  This ought to be a high priority.

If fossil fuels are yesterday's energy, then tomorrow's energy had better speed up.  That's because tomorrow's energy might be needed a lot sooner than anyone thinks.  And tomorrow's energy isn't here yet.

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