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Comment: Re:Go all that way and don't get out of the car? (Score 1) 58 58

But, on the other hand, if we did send people to orbit Mars without landing...

...it would be a stupid waste of billions of dollars. Humans can't do anything from Mars orbit a machine (specially a 2030s machine) can't do much better. Actually, I'm not a big believer on Mars missions at all. I think the Moon is a better near-term target, and asteroid mining a much better long-term approach. We don't need more gravity wells.

Comment: Re: Something has to give, buddy (Score 1) 466 466

"We don't, do we ? But I have been to people's office / home in winter / summertime and boy, they sure feel like greenhouse / igloo."

Obviously everybody needs to submit their temperature preferences to Taco Cowboy for approval before setting their thermostats.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -- Will Rogers