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My idea's for our manned space program by 2025


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My idea's for our manned space program by 2025

-Develop a ground to orbit method for putting men and satellites into space.

=Grasshopper platform that can go to 150-200k will be the best way to replace most of the smaller rockets for most needs.

=Secondly, Develop a capsule for the grasshopper or maybe a skylon for human needs, 1# Space stations, 2# General exist to space.

 

-Develop a long term space station/public space station for all.

=The bigelow concept of inflatables modules is by far the best way to do this. These would be far cheaper and add radiation shielding. (We've learned that plastic is better!)

-One or two can hold 20 people!!! Make one or two for people paying as a hotel in space...This will spark interest in space travel with the general public.

-Secondly, Add a module or two for research, etc.

 

Lastly, develop a planetary type space ship.

=This could go to the moon, Asteroids and Mars as many times as we wish. My concept for this is for at least 3 bigelow inflatable modules holding 10-15 crew members for periods up to a year. These would hold the food, air, equipment for missions to mars.

-This ship would have a nuclear reactor that would power 1-2 giant ion engines. On the mission to mars we could also add a solar sail!!!

-This ship could last 20-25 years!

---Why put a few people into a little tube like moon Apollo module? That is used once. lol

 

The modules could be built for 1/3rd the price of the price of the international space station!!! This would also be reusable for anything we wanted to do in space. I think this is the best way to do it.

 

http://en.wikipedia....ace_Station.jpg

 

I like this vision of it for the final space station!

http://en.wikipedia....l_Space_Station

Up to 24 people within 4 modules

 

I really find their concept the cheapest and most roomly method of moving ahead. ;)


Edited by Matthew, 15 June 2013 - 09:26 PM.


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Yes but is it financially feasible. What would you be cutting to make this possible? :)



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Yes but is it financially feasible. What would you be cutting to make this possible? :)

 

 

Why not get out of the middle east and shift some of that into this? Science and technology must be pushed much higher or we face losing our edge as a nation.

 

Besides we must spend on Techonology, science and infrastructure or we will fall behind the rest of the first world.


Edited by Matthew, 16 June 2013 - 09:25 AM.


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How are you different than the International Space Station?

  • There are many differences. The ISS has an "aluminum can" design, while our modules expand with much greater volume. We believe our space station will offer greater radiation and ballistic protection. Essentially the ISS rigid hull stores equipment on the walls of the core. The astronauts occupy the remaining central tunnels surrounded by their equipment, which only allows them access to their equipment from one direction. The Bigelow Aerospace architecture is exactly the opposite to address these volume and access issues. Our equipment is centrally located and packed in the core while the astronauts live in the large expansion volume surrounding the equipment core. This innovation allows equipment access from all sides and directions rather than limited to one front panel. Via the quantum leap in volume provided by expandable habitats, Bigelow Aerospace will be able to far exceed the useable value of the ISS at a fraction of the cost.

http://www.bigelowae...ace.com/faq.php

Advantages of this

 

1# Fuel cost 3% of the cost of the rocket. So if we could use it over and over again from the surface to orbit=big savings. Grasshopper design could do just this. ;)

 

2# The space station will 1. have far more protection from the radiation! 2. A far larger volume! 3# A fraction of the cost!!! This space station could have 4-5 modules with a few being just for science!

 

3# The planetary class ship would be completely reusable and mostly made of the same. ;) Much cheaper and long lastly both 2 and 3# will be....

 

This seems to be a far more sane approach then what we're planning. What makes the international space station the success over skylab is the fact that it can last 15-20 years! These will too with the added effect of being able to hold far more people and done far cheaper.


Edited by Matthew, 17 June 2013 - 07:26 AM.


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They're already thinking of a lot of these idea's!!!

 

http://www.nasaspace...able-ambitions/

 

I think they have the right idea's!


Edited by Matthew, 17 June 2013 - 07:31 AM.


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Do you think this is the way to do it?






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