Revamped space vehicles...

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Frohickey, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. Frohickey macrumors 6502a

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    Here are a few images and descriptions of some proposed space vehicles for the new NASA impetus for lunar bases and martian missions.

    Where is the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator supposed to be? :D
     
  2. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    Given the lower gravity of the moon, as compared to Mars, I think an old idea might have modern usage: Send unmanned "capsules" to the moon, with various tools and the equipment to do the chemistry of moon rocks to get oxygen. (And, maybe, water--or so it's been theorized.) Wer'e now capable of "soft" robotic landings on Mars; the moon shouold be less difficult.

    These capsules could then be pulled together as temporary habitat modules. The next stage of activity would be digging in, for a permanent underground residency setup...Plenty of sunlight to power the equipment.

    'Rat
     

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