[ExI] Recycling in space

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 19:37:28 UTC 2016

On Aug 23, 2016 4:40 AM, "Anders" <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
> It is a fairly old idea, but it is nice to see people working on actually
recycling empty upper stage Atlas rocket fuel tanks as space habitats:
> http://nanoracks.com/deep-space-habitats/

If this follows historical trends, NASA will spend lots of money on
theoretical designs (which will take small inspiration from past efforts
but will mostly be new work), and then find some reason to defund it before
it could actually be put into practice, after funnelling as much money as
they can justify to contractors.

The difference this time: private actors might be able to carry it the rest
of the way, without NASA's funding or permission.  These rocket fuel tanks
might not belong to those who believe the status quo is more profitable
than progress.
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