in England we grew up loving American cowboy movies and the hero was always the same: quiet, cool and strong. to an outsider it seems this guy is dead and the cunt that owns the town and is always looking for more is the new America
tourism will always remain in the back seat. the commercialization of space has been about serving the planet as a whole with communications, its brought up the un-cabled world just like mobile phones have brought up the last mile. there is huge potential in energy production and distribution coming next.
Traveling Mars is also not a point and shoot mission. You have to coordinate launches with the alignment of the planets' orbits to travel the shortest distance and not fly past the sun. This also requires a stay on Mars as you wait for safe realignment after landing. Current technology estimates a 21 month round-trip given a ~3 month stay on Mars. Money is not the biggest hurdle.
This blew my mind when I read it.. On one hand the double dog disturbed me a bit, but if we didn't have crackpots like this willing to try we wouldn't have had the first organ transplant/blood transfusion/reattached limb etc
Proper fucked to think of the morality of having someone elses body & if you would be still "you" that bit of the article really made me go hmmmm
so here is the fucking thing like every depiction of a junkie shows them as morning partakers and then it's downhill till they pass out. this is pretty much me with weed now. but i fucking love it and it's not a total downhill course either its progressive with peaks that come even at night. till i pass out and start over.
if i don't start in the a.m. then i am fucked all morning and as soon as the first hit i'm like what the fuck was i waiting for.