China to colonize the moon

Eugen Leitl eugen@leitl.org
Mon, 3 Mar 2003 20:25:11 +0100 (CET)


On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, R. A. Hettinga wrote:

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> Probably the saddest thing I've read all year, so far...

Why sad? It's wonderful news as far as I'm concerned. First, somebody is 
at least indicating they want to do it, and for the right reasons (though 
'rare' is definitely the wrong word there: self-rep tech will eventually 
make even steel from Luna dirt cheap.

Secondly, this might motivate some parties for a space race, V2.0.

Win-win for humanity, as far as I can see it.
 
> Cheers,
> RAH
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