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From: "crono760" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2002 14:27:25 -0000
Subject: [Project StarShip] and now, another from
crono's vault of strange and stupid questions...
first of all, do plants give off ANY energy when being
if so, is it possible to use that energy to run a
(light, and irrigation?)
anyone wondering where this one came from? well, i
that is you had a spherical module on a spacecraft
that is spinning,
then you can farm the whole inside of the module,
giving you one
hell of a lot of farming space. this would be useful
for long space
voyages (to pluto maybe?) with manned spacecraft. it
the food and air problem.
now, this greenhouse will use A LOT of energy to keep
jupiter the sun is impractical for nrg, and sure we
could use a
nuclear reactor, but just as an experiment, what if we
plant power? it would certainly help a generational
ship going to
alpha centauri, or even tau ceti.
another question: why is tau ceti so popular with the
fiction crowd? Arthur C. Clark uses it as a setting
in a book
series, a game i own, named system shock 2, has mans
spacecraft going out to explore tau ceti, things like
that. why is
it so special?
and now, to all the yanks out there: what the hell is
going on with
NASA? the space shuttles are 20 yrs old. for a
spacecraft, that is
HUGE. are they too good to make a better craft? and
what about the
ISS? its behind scheduke, and a waste of time. why
are they doing
this? we could be living on Mars right now if the
wasn't cancelled. i am severely PISSED OFF.
i'm done now.
Bill Butler Worldspaceman :)<vbr><vbr>http://geocities.com/worldspaceman/
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