[ RadSafe ] Mission to Moon or Mars
JPreisig at aol.com
JPreisig at aol.com
Mon Jun 4 15:54:32 CDT 2012
From: _jpreisig at aol.com_ (mailto:jpreisig at aol.com) .
Spacex just had its nice launch of a space supply capsule (and
to send supplies to the ISS (International Space Station). Pretty Neat.
Launch was via a multi-stage rocket. Sounds like Team USA could get
a lander to the Moon
fairly soon. No need to reinvent the wheel. How to do all this is all
over the place in the Annals
(and computer storage) of NASA. Just use modern technology.
Launch the Moon capsule (and Moon lander etc.) using a Multi-Stage
Rocket, using chemical
propulsion, as usual. Down the line, perhaps Team USA/NASA can have a
final rocket stage
with a highly enriched Uranium drive.
Such a rocket stage could carry a supply of water or some other kind
of propulsion fluid.
A rudimentary ion propulsion system is described in the book by Lorrain and
Fields and Waves). Other such propulsion systems are possible. Pump the
fluid into the reactor,
heat it and then pump it towards the ion propulsion (or whatever) system.
Have space capsule orbit
the Moon/Mars, visit the planet/Moon surface with a landing craft, as
before. Then, return to the Space
Capsule and return to Earth. Or dock the space capsule at the ISS and use
a conventional rocket
system like SPACEX just used to return the astronauts to the Earth. Sure
there's a great deal of
Science/Engineering work yet to do.
JJC, the Hindenburg had Hydrogen in it. Doesn't environmental Helium
come from alpha decay (other
production mechanisms possible).
Regards, Joseph R. (Joe) Preisig, PhD
PS No wonder flying saucers or whatever are visiting the Earth all the
time. They need water for
propulsion???? Saw a neat NASA??? film on Astronaut UFO reports (on
TV) that has great images
of a well-resolved, saucer-shaped object making a pretty wicked right
hand turn. Maybe someday,
an Earth spacecraft can harvest dark matter/energy en route to propel
Don't forget your sunglasses tomorrow to look at Venus going across
the Surface of the Sun..
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