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Snaggy
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posted May 26, 2002 19:54     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You may have seen this elsewhere, but if you haven't... WooHoo!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_2009000/2009318.stm

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spungo
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posted May 27, 2002 02:37     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whoa. It means manned missions could be a lot easier... if they can stock up on water when they get there.

Personally, I'm holding out for a planet that has beer.

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macadddikt18
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posted May 27, 2002 06:58     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i also saw that. it looked interesting. maybe i read something else but i seem, to remember they found hydrogen, not ice. They were thinking that the hydrogen was stored in ice crystals. if it is water, though, think of the possibilities. maybe in my lifetime see them land on Mars. how exiting.
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LifetimeTrekker
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posted May 27, 2002 11:32     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[rant]
It'll work, as long as the manned missions are directed but anyone except the idiots at NASA! Those moronic twits have flushed away more of the space program than Proxmire ever thought of!
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I really hope there is a mission to Mars. That will be the next turning point in human history. With any luck, it'll begin in our lifetimes.

(but I'm not holding my breath!)

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Evilbunny
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posted May 27, 2002 12:55     Click Here to See the Profile for Evilbunny   Click Here to Email Evilbunny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
<cheer>
Yeah!
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GameGod
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posted May 28, 2002 13:11     Click Here to See the Profile for GameGod   Click Here to Email GameGod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mmm, Terraforming not too far away, I forsee

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ZorroTheFox
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posted May 28, 2002 15:10     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder if I'll live long enough to see Mars colonized. If so, I'd gladly lend My services to help increase the population there >;o) ......Z **note: for those who have been having a hard time telling the difference, this is one of My bait posts.**

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greycat
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posted May 30, 2002 10:49     Click Here to See the Profile for greycat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, Nayt, they found hydrogen. They were using a gamma ray probe of some sort that operates from orbit and can detect stuff up to 1 meter beneath the surface. They found hydrogen there, mixed with a lot of other stuff. The only reasonable explanation for that amount of hydrogen would be water. At the temperature Mars has, it would be in solid form.

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LifetimeTrekker
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posted May 30, 2002 21:29     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe Canada will start a space program, if only to send John Cretien and Joe Clark back to whatever planets they come from!

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posted May 31, 2002 02:50     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Maybe Canada will start a space program...

Only if you told them there was moose in space.

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posted May 31, 2002 02:52     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I can hear it now: 'Winnipeg, we have a problem.'

'One small step for man, one giant leap for a hoser, eh?'


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posted June 04, 2002 19:56     Click Here to See the Profile for iballoondesign   Click Here to Email iballoondesign     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:

I can hear it now: 'Winnipeg, we have a problem.'

'One small step for man, one giant leap for a hoser, eh?'



That would be so werid!

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posted June 05, 2002 10:48     Click Here to See the Profile for Tau Zero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Whoa. It means manned missions could be a lot easier... if they can stock up on water when they get there.

Personally, I'm holding out for a planet that has beer.



Bob Zubrin's Mars Direct scheme involved bringing along hydrogen from Earth, because hydrogen was the only component of rocket fuel (carbon, oxygen, hydrogen) not readily available from the Martian atmosphere.  If a mission could depend on a readily-recoverable supply of ice, even the hydrogen could be obtained on site; all you'd have to bring along is energy (in the form of uranium for a nuclear reactor).

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