chaz wyman wrote:
I can't image any sue for He3 that would justify a trip to Jupiter, sorry. maybe you could tell us why we need it?
They say it would be handy for fusion reactors.
You are being a bit vague. "Rare Earth Minerals" is meaningless.
Sorry wrong phrase. I meant the metals, gold, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, osmium, palladium, platinum, rhenium, rhodium, ruthenium, tungsten, antimony, zinc, tin, silver, lead, indium, copper, etc. Big diamonds may be handy as well.
Rubbish. There is no where known anywhere in the Universe that can support life.
Where did I say there was? Once again, I'm not talking about colonization. The Orion space-ship and pusher-plate propulsion was designed in the late 50's early 60's and offered a feasible way to travel the Solar System.
We have not used-up one gram of rare earth elements. Matter cannot be created or destroyed. You keep going on about these, but you have not said what we want them for nor shown that it would not be easier to get them right here.
Can we get enough to power and build a few billion computers, mobile phones, batteries, etc?