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PWSP 1.8 : Spacex Grasshopper vs Field of Cows and Neil DeGrasse

19 Sep 2013, 12:45 UTC
PWSP 1.8 : Spacex Grasshopper vs Field of Cows and Neil DeGrasse
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SPACE RACE 2.0 - Gets Interesting again.

First there was Spacex's ( The next FedEX ) successful test of its RLV aka F-9R doing a divert test.

Open letter to PETA : "No cows were hurt in the making of this video"

And there is this much viewed 3D hand gesture design system with attach 3D printer demonstrated by Grand Master Elon Musk himself.

MORE : http://spacex.com

Then there is was this "RAIN ON A PARADE" statement from the Honorable Neil deGrasse

"Elon Musk's Spacex will never get us to Mars" - Neil deGrasse

Ouch! that was not very nice.

Well "NEVER" is very long time.
And not all the cards have been played yet. Not even close.

I very much agree that aspects of the Spacex approach (... which hasn't even been laid out yet formally...) and even MARSONE approach for humankind on MARs need work. Well lots of work.

KNOWN BARRIERS TO HUMANs on MARS

1. Cosmic Radiation in Transit

2. Cosmic Radiation on MARs

3. Time to get there

4. Lack of pre-existing Infrastructure

BARRIERS are OPPORTUNITIES

Well the first three barriers could be solved with a radical change in the assumed method of outside ...

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