Monday, January 19, 2004

Back to the Moon #2

The article Bush's New Space Plan Excites Russia contains this fascinating section:The Energiya has three times the lifting capacity of the space shuttle.

One thing this quote implies is that we can think of Russia as a freelance space contractor. With prices like these, there are wealthy individuals who could consider funding their own space programs. It also puts the X-Prize in a different light. If the rules allowed it, someone with a few million dollars could win the X-Prize in a cakewalk using Russian technology as the foundation.

This quote also implies that any other country that has the will and the money can use Russia's skills to get to the moon or to Mars.

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