Ecological collapse will have ended all manned space programs.
Quote from: ThereIWas3 on 06/02/2022 08:09 pmEcological collapse will have ended all manned space programs.They told me in school in the late 80's the NYC would be under 7 ft of water by 2000.
We’d have a hard time building an efficient new city of a million people from scratch on Earth in that time frame.
Quote from: Eric Hedman on 04/22/2022 10:23 pmWe’d have a hard time building an efficient new city of a million people from scratch on Earth in that time frame.Shenzhen's population grew from 59k in 1980 to 1.1M in 1991, that's just 11 years. People only have a hard time imagining this because they thought everybody else on Earth is as mired in regulation hell as the west, not so I can tell you, once you threw red tapes out of the window, humans can do remarkable things in a short time.
Do you think SLS and Orion will have any significant role in building Moon base or even Mars.?I could see maybe 2-3 moon SLS trips, since Elon focus is Mars and Moon is just test bed.But Mars will be private enterpise supported by richest peron on the world.
This is going to end shortly because all the "economic" oil has been tapped. It is rapidly getting to the point where it takes more than one barrel worth of energy to extract a barrel of oil from the ground.