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Comment: Re:As with all space missions: (Score 1) 178

by geekoid (#48618845) Attached to: NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

"Okay, a fundamental question then... What's the mission? "
Develop technologies the make life here better? learn more about human biology beyond earth. Make another step to spreading our species, Conduct better tests on captures particle. Control descent to the planet with sensors. Look for life in the upper atmosphere.

Comment: Re:Not a cargo ship (Score 4, Informative) 99

by geekoid (#48618723) Attached to: New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

You're numbers aren't even close:

3.6 million tonnes a year, projected.
http://www.bbc.com/news/scienc...

1 million metric tons LNG = 52 trillion Btus
http://www.extension.iastate.e...

3.6 * 52 trillion
that's about 175 trillion BTUs.

Current price ~10 dollars per million BTU.
http://www.eia.gov/dnav/ng/his...

1.75 Billion a year, BEFORE cost of operation.

Once again, when not using made up numbers, Green energies are the same.

I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock. -- Henny Youngman

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