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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

rocket to Mars...

The technology to build a rocket is as old as the technology to build a car. People build cars in their garage. Why don't people build rockets in their garage? Why haven't home hobbyists shot so many rockets to Mars that N.A.S.A. has to dodge them? If you have the tools and the know-how to build a car, build a rocket. Make your moonshot. Make your place on the face of the red planet. Make something. That is all.

1 comment:

Brett said...

It's a cool idea, and I think Ray Bradbury had something like that going on with the Martian Chronicles. It's unfortunately difficult to shoot any kind of rocket to Mars, though, unless you have a few tens of millions of dollars. It just costs a lot for the kind of rockets that can get something free of Earth Orbit and on the way to Mars.