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  • Dick.
    Yes I am keeping warm thanks. Plenty of layers on :- ) And yes they look after me well, and there is plenty of food in, and cakes; and few nice beers. The
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 23, 2013
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      Yes I am keeping warm thanks. Plenty of layers on :- ) And yes they look
      after me well, and there is plenty of food in, and cakes; and few nice
      beers. The bloody power has been off five times today, which is unusual
      for here. Probably lines down with so much snow on them. Kathy got to
      France OK and phones me up. She is staying with my son and his lady for
      a few days up near the Alps. She is going to do some skiing.

      Here, try this Novel while it is cold there, you may well find it
      exciting. The chapters are in the files section at
      http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/The_Aldeen_Ordinance/
      <http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/The_Aldeen_Ordinance/>

      It isn't chat group it is just for the book. It has it ALL in it
      including a bloody great revolution. Let me know what you think if you
      do. Many have read it including one of my daughters :- )

      Merlin of Exmoor



      -- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "William" wrote:
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "Dick." wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Asteroid Mining Project?
      > >
      > > [ "A new venture is joining the effort to extract mineral resources
      on
      > > asteroids. The announcement of plans by Deep Space Industries to
      exploit
      > > the rare metals present in the space rocks turns asteroid mining
      into a
      > > two-horse race. The other venture, Planetary Resources, went public
      with
      > > its proposals last year. Advocates of asteroid mining hope it could
      turn
      > > into a trillion-dollar business, but some scientists are highly
      > > sceptical of the idea. Deep Space Industries wants to send a fleet
      of
      > > asteroid-prospecting spacecraft out into the Solar System to hunt
      for
      > > resources". It looks as though your fiction novel and the DSSN might
      be
      > > coming true now. ]
      > >
      > > :- ) It might one day. But even mining on Asteroids is a long way
      off
      > > yet. Let alone many vast space station in orbit around the sun
      beyond
      > > Mars. DSSN means the Deep Space Security Network. Well, in my
      fiction
      > > novel anyway :- ) But it is not a science fantasy book. It could
      come
      > > true. And just think, any human being NOT born on earth would be an
      > > alien from outer space :- )))) There is nought to say that we could
      not
      > > get there; one day in the dim and distant future. We sure cannot
      stay
      > > here and survive beyond the capability for the earth to sustain
      life.
      > > But I predicted that a start would be made about now and the
      satellite
      > > homes establish in about three or four hundred years time. But the
      novel
      > > goes way beyond that; and the BIG revolution was a few thousand
      years
      > > off from now. And I did say that not all the fiction book was
      fiction;
      > > even though most of it is. AS YET.
      > >
      > > CQ, CQ is there anybody out there?
      > >
      > > Only me, from over the sea,
      > >
      > > Said ***** ******, from Acron :- )
      > >
      > > Ouch, I must not give the plot away :- )
      > >
      > > rwr
      > > Merlin, A great topic,space exploration is wildly unpredictable.
      Our little old mars explorer is still chugging around years after it was
      designed to last. It has a dead wheel but can go backwards and is still
      sending back data. Commercial uses are slowly coming forward but
      supplies of strategic materials will have to be depleated to necessitate
      a space search. Distant environments are expensive places to operate,I
      would point to the gas plant that was attacked in Libia. The deep
      desert is like another world with a level of isolation that makes it
      vulnerable. When a system goes down replacement parts may take years to
      arrive and disposable robots surly become better workers than people
      who have to be evacuated when systems fail.
      > The criminals who attacked the BP gas facility were after hostages. It
      seems their leader was into smuggling and kidnapping. In the future
      space pirats are a possibility. Could we see a new age of buccaneering
      ? Romantic,yes, fun,yes.
      > So thanks for writing outside the box and thinking of truly futuristic
      things. With the horrible weather we are both experiencing sitting in
      the cold cabin leaves time for a bit of fantasy. It is brutally cold
      here and it sounds like you are having an Iowa like winter. Wear your
      hat,Dick, wear your gloves, wear heavy lugged boots and dress in layers.
      Go to the pub and see people . I hope your wife gets back soon and can
      watch over you. It is not good to be alone in the cold. Bill
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      > >
      >



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    • eduardathome
      Advocates of asteroid mining hope it could turn into a trillion-dollar business. Just how much would it cost to build that space fleet and turn an
      Message 2 of 4 , Jan 23, 2013
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        "Advocates of asteroid mining hope it could turn into a trillion-dollar
        business."

        Just how much would it cost to build that space fleet and turn an
        asteroid/plant into something where humans can live?? I suspect that it
        would cost tens if not hundreds of times more to get there and do mining
        than could be obtained from the sale of minerals. So far the International
        Space Station has cost something like $150 billion, and they are not even
        collecting rocks, only circling around the earth like a weight on the end of
        a string.

        eduard

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Dick.
        Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:00 AM
        To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [existlist] Asteroid Mining Project?


        Asteroid Mining Project?

        [ "A new venture is joining the effort to extract mineral resources on
        asteroids. The announcement of plans by Deep Space Industries to exploit
        the rare metals present in the space rocks turns asteroid mining into a
        two-horse race. The other venture, Planetary Resources, went public with
        its proposals last year. Advocates of asteroid mining hope it could turn
        into a trillion-dollar business, but some scientists are highly
        sceptical of the idea. Deep Space Industries wants to send a fleet of
        asteroid-prospecting spacecraft out into the Solar System to hunt for
        resources". It looks as though your fiction novel and the DSSN might be
        coming true now. ]

        :- ) It might one day. But even mining on Asteroids is a long way off
        yet. Let alone many vast space station in orbit around the sun beyond
        Mars. DSSN means the Deep Space Security Network. Well, in my fiction
        novel anyway :- ) But it is not a science fantasy book. It could come
        true. And just think, any human being NOT born on earth would be an
        alien from outer space :- )))) There is nought to say that we could not
        get there; one day in the dim and distant future. We sure cannot stay
        here and survive beyond the capability for the earth to sustain life.
        But I predicted that a start would be made about now and the satellite
        homes establish in about three or four hundred years time. But the novel
        goes way beyond that; and the BIG revolution was a few thousand years
        off from now. And I did say that not all the fiction book was fiction;
        even though most of it is. AS YET.

        CQ, CQ is there anybody out there?

        Only me, from over the sea,

        Said ***** ******, from Acron :- )

        Ouch, I must not give the plot away :- )

        rwr






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