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Old March 6 2013, 02:17 PM   #588
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Re: Ancient Aliens

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Long term...I suggested bypassing space travel altogether, large spaceships might be already obsolete by 2050
Probably not.

carrying DNA and stored humans in databanks would eliminate long duration space travel and be more efficient on many levels.
More efficient than WHAT? You're not going to conduct a manned Mars mission by shipping a bunch of frozen embryos and cloning the crew on arrival. There are NO circumstances where that scenario is in any way more efficient than simply loading up a trained crew and flying them there.
For interplanetary missions that might be the case for awhile, but, efficiency is a huge selling point of the EIS starship/probes. Aside from cost factor, the fact is food and life supporting supplies, crew space, fuel for the payload, are wasteful for spaceflight if you don't NEED them.

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