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Old September 13 2013, 10:34 PM   #7
publiusr
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Re: Another sci-fi trope becomes reality

Maybe these breakthroughs will prove a little more useful
http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/08/bet...and-other.html
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Fi...solid_999.html
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Re...tures_999.html
http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/09/sta...le-energy.html

NSWRs http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/ind...?topic=27962.0

Nice big asteroid nearby
http://www.universetoday.com/104554/...iday-the-13th/


This might be a nearby source of a lot of volitiles
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Un...comet_999.html

--the amount on Don Quixote represents about 100 billion tons of water-roughly the same amount that can be found in Lake Tahoe, California's.

And no lunar gravity well to deal with. HERE is your depot. I would have thought this thing would have been as dry as a bone after all this time--this close to the sun.

Sadder news, GOCE, the hot rod of space, is faltering
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Sp...Earth_999.html

Dammit--this is what spacecraft should look like: http://spaceinimages.esa.int/Images/...ssion_of_GOCE4

not BFI dumpsters with washerboards on sticks...

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