[ExI] tiny martians again

Henrique Moraes Machado cetico.iconoclasta at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 11:56:59 UTC 2008

Spike> Several years ago, I posted here about looking for a really tiny 
human for a
> mission to Mars.  I noted that the mass of a pressure vessel scales as the
> cube of its linear dimension.  Well, here we have a young lady who is less
> than a third my height and less than a tenth my mass.  So if we scaled the
> spacecraft to her dimensions, the Mars-bound payload would be perhaps four
> percent the mass required to send my grossly oversized ass:
> http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,348248,00.html

We should not be advocating these kind of solutions to compensate for our 
poor chemical rockets. A trip to Mars should be atomic or ionic.

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