DailyDirt: Putting People In Space Again

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The goal of launching people into space is difficult to really justify. Robots can do just about all of the same tasks a human astronaut can, and if robots can’t, maybe we should work on building better robots. Still, manned missions to explore space are a really long term project that could lead to lunar space stations — or small colonies on the moon or Mars. And if we ever want to expand beyond the Earth, we’ll have to figure out how to travel in space for more than a few days at a time without the Earth’s protection.

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I would want the spun carbon nanotube fibers that Rice University has figured out how to produce. You would have a much stronger material that weighs less and allows you to push multiple atmospheres of pressure through tubes of it as well. Of course I would also insist on wireless tongue input if I had to spend hours per day in something like that.

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