Wednesday, May 24, 2006

"Scientists float plan to blast water to moon"

What a stunning solution. If you need ice on the moon for future settlements, send a chunk up there.

From Leonard David of

SLAM needs no midcourse correction en route to the moon — nor does it need a spacecraft, for that matter. All that’s necessary is a thermal jacket for the water ice payload that’s flung by rocket booster toward any selected spot on the moon. ...

At lunar impact speeds, virtually all of the ice will come to rest less than 5 feet (1.5 meters) below the surface, if properly pre-fractured.

Need I say the idea is cool?


Humour and last laugh said...

interesting blog.

Albatross said...


Thanks. Your blog is interesting, too.