SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is a huge fan of Mars exploration and
Mars colonies, and in a new interview he says a launch system to send people to
the Red Planet could be available in 10 to 12 years. Requirements: it has to be
big, and it has to be launched frequently to send millions of people and tons
of cargo space wards.
"We need to develop a much larger vehicle, which would be a sort of Mars
colonial transport system, and this would be, we're talking about rockets on a
bigger scale than has ever been done before. It will make the Apollo moon
rocket look small," said Musk in a recent CBS interview, referring to the
363-foot (110-meter) behemoth that was the Saturn V.
brought this key piece of the issue
into focus - what about nuclear power?
Musk did not
elaborate about what this super rocket would look like or what technology it
might contain. However, back in the late 1950s and early 1960s a group of
researchers developed a concept of a spacecraft that would be propelled through
the use of nuclear bomb detonations under Project
The project was terminated soon after the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
In any case the problems of nuclear fallout and electromagnetic pulse caused by
the detonation of hundreds of nuclear bombs in the Earth's atmosphere were
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Certainly a nuclear bomb propelled spacecraft, as large as
a World War II battleship, carrying hundreds of colonists, would certainly fit
Musk's vision. One way to make it work might be to build the ship in pieces in
Earth orbit, beyond the magnetosphere, and then only use the nuclear bomb drive
in deep space. Assembling such a vehicle would take a considerable number of
launches of conventional heavy lift rockets and a construction project that
would dwarf the International Space Station.
whatever reason, Mr. Big is anxious to get to Mars. Is it because they
know something we don't? Is it because there is huge money to be made
selling us this project of Mars exploration and colonization? The
aerospace industry has said that space development will be the largest
industrial project in human history.
Who is going to pay for it?
They are only now privatizing space operations because the taxpayers paid all
the years of research & development (R & D) via NASA. The public
pays the R & D and the corporations are brought in once there is "opportunity'
for private profit.
though is far away and a dangerous ride it would be.... so much
investment is still necessary and they want the public to pay for it.
global citizen is being asked to pay for space technology R & D -
high tech jobs everyone keeps talking about. So we pay for the freight
and once the package gets successfully to the station Mr. Big is waiting
loading ramp to receive it.
us this vision of new life on an exciting red planet. Most people could
care less. I am a little suspicious of anyone who is so eager to move
from this beautiful planet Earth (in spite of its current environmental crisis)
to a dead barren red planet - what is going on there?
Is this some sci-fi
movie where a team of ship-wrecked aliens land on Earth, mess everything up and
turn the earthlings into slaves to build an escape vehicle back to Mars?
I try to keep an open mind - anything is possible these days......
are on this story..... the aliens here are fully in control of the CIA,
NSA, Wall Street
and such. They drive BMW's and were somehow linked to Operation
Paperclip. (But that one will wait until a later chapter.) The aliens
want us to not only build them an escape vehicle - they
also want us to set them up with some fancy residential colonies on
Mars. Terraform the
planet so life will be sustainable there. The nuclear industry is
behind this program. They envision these colonies to be very dependent
nuclear power generation. And even nuclear rockets could give Mr. Musk
"lift capacity' he needs to send millions to Mars.
mean millions and millions of dollars are going to Mars or are they talking
about sending people? I can see the strapped-in suckers
now riding on the "heavy lift nuclear bomb' with destination Mars
painted on the side. Mars or Bust! Bust they go and we could eat
radiation forever. Is this the aliens Earth
population control program? Dr. Strangelove is back.
up....it's just a bad dream.