if you could persuade everybody else as well !
In the UK, if we spent on space what we spent on chocolate bars we could have 10 rovers a year.
Now that's a thought! Is that based on actual numbers? If so, it's pretty shocking!
But what if it is on mars bars?
Or Milky Way? Or Galaxy??
I personally think more should be effectively spent on space travel, research, and exploration, rather than sliced off as direct profits for large corporations and fees for career lobbyists. There's so much out more there and so much that we don't know. There's bound to be positive spin offs for other areas too.
70% of that figure.....would be accrued anyway by whatever conventional vessels we invested in instead.
If the UN change the regs on mining the moon, there's a shitload of titanium up there that would make a lot of money for everyone, and a lot of spaceships.
Just think how much money we could invest into science and exploration, not to mention feeding and caring for people, if we just cancelled the Trident programme and it's replacement.
Surely most of that ultimately goes on wages. Better to pay people to do something 'useful' rather than sod all surely?Chris.
Quote from: ChrisJC on April 20, 2021, 07:24:20 pmSurely most of that ultimately goes on wages. Better to pay people to do something 'useful' rather than sod all surely?Chris.Too true Chris, it puts a roof over my head, food in the fridge and the hot tub in the backyard!
Humans explore.. It's what we like to do!
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