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Skylab: Why don't we live in space yet?

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:23 PM

The first US space station, Skylab, was launched forty years ago with a simple but far-reaching brief: expand man's knowledge of the Sun and prove that humans can live and work in space for extended periods. Three separate crews successfully achieved that, so why aren't more of us living in space yet?

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ence/0/22454299

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:56 PM

More people will start living in space once  the money has been collected from the mega rich to fund it.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:12 PM

I remember watching skylab burn up on reentry.. its track took it right over head then it crashed in outback west australia.. there is a piece of it at a book shop in freemantle..


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:54 AM

View Postfreetoroam, on 14 May 2013 - 09:56 PM, said:

More people will start living in space once  the money has been collected from the mega rich to fund it.

Nah, doesn't work that way.

More people will start living in space when living in space becomes more profitable.

It isn't so much a matter of funding as it is investing.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:21 PM

View Postaquatus1, on 15 May 2013 - 02:54 AM, said:

Nah, doesn't work that way.

More people will start living in space when living in space becomes more profitable.

It isn't so much a matter of funding as it is investing.
The investments are the money to fund it.






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