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Old 09-11-2014, 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Clarke View Post
Also, space is big. Unless we start building the tech within the next 20 years, we're not getting anyone to another solar system in your lifetime.
Have you ever tried to find the amount of manhours NASA spends doing things? By my estimation, more than twenty years in manhours was spent arguing if it's okay to put blue Loctite on large bolts. I'm serious:

At the current blistering pace, NASA might get off their conference calls and 600-person CC chains by the time the sun ballooning into a red giant becomes a legitimate concern. I guess what I'm saying is that if we do see humanity traverse the gap, it will be for commercial reasons. Money has a way of lubricating even the most bureaucratic of machines.

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