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SIGH.... You obviously didn't check out his website. He accounts for every dollar that is needed. .27% of the budget over 20 years and its 983 billion dollars.

I couldn't check his website because it was down every time I tried. 1 trillion dollars is a lot, and I believe that the Nigerians could do it for half.
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post #72 of 102
Moon base>Mining moon>manufacturing materials>rail gun>sling shot materials into low earth orbit>build orbital space colony + starship dock>build starship.

I have this all figured out already.
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There's another issue they don't address. ...Even if you could get going fast enough to travel the distances in a reasonable amount of time, what do you use for brakes? Also, what about solar radiation....what about food/water?...what about hyper-speed objects in space (inter-stellar projectiles). Just too many issues to overcome. Think how difficult it is just to get a shuttle into space....and that ended tragically at least once. We'll get there someday and it's a noble goal to shoot for....just not realistically in 20 years.
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Hate to say it but, what's the point? Until we have some overriding reason to go to places in our solar system that we can't do with probes etc, I only see there being much use if we develop technologies that allow feasible travel to extrasolar systems (which isn't going to happen any time soon).

Until then, how about investing all that money into more pressing matters that the world has all the time..
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Neolithic Europeans were here as early as 48000 B.C. they may have beaten the Neolithic Asians by about 35000 years. The South Carolina arrow heads were made by men that were from western europe. While arrow points that are 35000 years newer found in the Clovis New Mexico area are from about 13000 B.C. and also less advanced ironically (made of a different material not as sharp of a point tooled a different way etc etc) and can be traced back to the Alaskan landbridge crossers.
So technically yes "lost vikings" not only beat columbo they also beat Chief Imawhinyocner. Although, the lost vikings you're referring to are a different group and a settlement in newfoundland that predates columbus that was recently discovered also proves that.

I guess no one gets a joke...

Yeh and apparently there were Africans too, there are megoliths of obviously African people called the Olmecs in Central America too. I've heard of lots of different stuff like in Florida they found some extremely preserved Caucasian people because the bog had the right acidity or something and the cloth was perserved even. It wasnt conclusive at the time but it was for sure not Native American. And either the Aztec or Mayans and the Olmecs all said some white person came and taught them civilization (edit: actually Chinese have legends of blond hair blue eyed people teaching them civilization too). Which is why the Aztecs or Mayans didnt kill the spaniards because they thought one of them was their God returning lol... I get Aztec Mayan and Inca mixed up still.
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Hate to say it but, what's the point? Until we have some overriding reason to go to places in our solar system that we can't do with probes etc, I only see there being much use if we develop technologies that allow feasible travel to extrasolar systems (which isn't going to happen any time soon).
Until then, how about investing all that money into more pressing matters that the world has all the time..

Our only purpose seems to be to expand into space and free ourselfs from the womb (Earth). Everything we do on earth seems to be in preperation for this in some small way.
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Ion engines are great in space but how do you get this massive beast to escape gravity?

You build it in orbit.
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Sucks we'll all be old before this really happens. I would love to travel in space!
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omg where do i sign up? thumb.gif
 
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