DailyDirt: Moonshot 2.0

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It's been a while since anyone has proposed and executed a plan as 'out there' as going to the moon in less than a decade. Sure, we have computers that can beat humans at Go, and we're on the cusp of using CRISPR for some amazing genetic modifications. However, we haven't really been serious about getting people off the planet -- and onto another planet -- for quite some time. Here are just a few moonshot-like projects for getting stuff into space, and perhaps making baby steps toward becoming a Type II civilization. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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Filed Under: carbon nanotubes, cnt, manned missions, mars, moonshot, space, space elevator, space exploration
Companies: moon express, spacex

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    OldMugwump (profile), 15 Jun 2016 @ 5:45pm

    Daunting regulatory approval? On the moon?

    Yes, getting regulatory approval to launch a rocket into space is daunting.

    But once you're in space, I don't think there are any regulations or approvals needed to do stuff on the moon.

    Not yet, anyway.

    I think there's a UN treaty that says countries are liable for any damages caused by space missions launched from their territory (even if private).

    So before a private company can launch, they have to satisfy their government that it's not too risky (or at least buy insurance).

    But nobody lives on the moon. Nobody has any legal right to tell you what to do there - if you can mange to get there.

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