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by John Hunt
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Moon bases and lunar materials utilization
Topic: Lunar Ice Composition
Replies: 8
Views: 14720

Are we missing anything? For example, do you know if we have potassium and phosphorus in the regolith needed for NPK? How about sodium and chloride? I don't think that we need helium because nitrogen can act as a pressurant and cryogen. We need iodine for human health. I'm guessing that it would be ...
by John Hunt
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Moon bases and lunar materials utilization
Topic: Lunar Ice Composition
Replies: 8
Views: 14720

[quote=""sgeos""]I think pursuing water and neglecting the other volatiles would be very myopic.[/quote] I agree completely. If we only had water, it would make it very difficult to even produce food. With these other volatiles, we are much better positioned to pursue self-sufficiency than if we did...
by John Hunt
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Bot Could Thrive Better Than Humans On The Moon. Cheaper!
Replies: 76
Views: 255482

Here is an excellent article by Dr. Frisbee covering a wide variety of propulsion methods.

http://123seminarsonly.com/Seminar-Repo ... entury.pdf
by John Hunt
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Moon bases and lunar materials utilization
Topic: Conferences Worth Attending
Replies: 2
Views: 8266

by John Hunt
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Moon bases and lunar materials utilization
Topic: Conferences Worth Attending
Replies: 2
Views: 8266

AIAA SPACE 2012 Conference & Exposition
Pasadena, CA
11 - 13 Sep, 2012
by John Hunt
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Moon bases and lunar materials utilization
Topic: Conferences Worth Attending
Replies: 2
Views: 8266

Conferences Worth Attending

Perhaps the Space Resources Roundtable is a place that we would like to go to when it happens next year. It would be a good networking and ideas environment.

http://www.space.com/16273-extraterrest ... -moon.html
by John Hunt
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: General PERMANENT topics and new discussions
Topic: Crowdfunding
Replies: 46
Views: 226656

[quote=""stevend""]Planetary Resources is getting in on kickstarter, but first they're polling people for ideas for pledge levels:[/quote] PR is so well known that they can get people to respond and give them suggestions. We wouldn't get anywhere near such a response if we tried. At least not at our...
by John Hunt
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Launch, transportation and propulsion
Topic: Inexpensive Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 10406

[quote=""Rhyshaelkan""]Yes I am agnostic towards the hows and whys, as long as it works.[/quote]

Yes, we need to be open-minded and pragmatic.
by John Hunt
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:02 am
Forum: Launch, transportation and propulsion
Topic: Inexpensive Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 10406

[quote=""Rhyshaelkan""]Good stuff. However we cannot make methane from lunar ice without carbon.[/quote] http://www.universetoday.com/76329/water-on-the-moon-and-much-much-more-latest-lcross-results/ "Then came the ‘much more.’ Between the LCROSS instruments, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s obser...
by John Hunt
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Launch, transportation and propulsion
Topic: Inexpensive Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 10406

Here's a pretty remarkable website listing rocket engines around the world:

http://www.b14643.de/