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Old September 10 2009, 11:24 PM   #71
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Re: Obama Space Plan: Return to Moon: "No Go"

Launching from Mars is the real problem which needs to be overcome. Getting off the moon when we went there was relatively easy, but Mars has a significant gravity well; and you know how complicated an Earth launch is.

What this means is that we need to get some infrastructure over there first, which means automated construction at least to a degree.
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