The boys at NASA recently offered proof men in white coats should not be taken seriously or trusted and that NASA should be dissolved, but not just because they lie. They claim to have found an asteroid that contains so much iron that bringing it all home to Earth would “…destroy the world economy!” OK, so leave it there. Problem solved, but let us examine the proposition:
NASA wants several million Dollars to study this project! It takes two minutes to input the search string, “Cost of putting one kilogram on Mars?” to find it is $261,000! The asteroid belt is just a bit beyond so let’s call it $300,000 to move one kilogram either way. On Earth one kilogram of iron costs $4.40! NASA’s asteroid iron would cost trillions to mine just transporting the equipment and fuel there. All things considered we can see a $1 million per kilogram cost for asteroid iron and there is no shortage here so where is the market for this stuff? The history of our “Man In Space” programs would be amusing if they had not cost several trillion Dollars and 60 lives for nothing. This scheme fits the program perfectly: It too is stone stupid!
It should have been abundantly clear when our first “Man In Space” astronaut went up and came down in three orbits of Earth the idea of putting men into space was idiotic. The Russians had already killed two men in as many missions before Uri Gagarin made it back in one piece.
The space between the planets is devoid of everything, but radiation. It is a near-perfect vacuum. There is nothing there and no reason to go there. The two nearest planets are inhospitable. Venus has an atmospheric temperature of 700 Fahrenheit degrees being closer to the sun and an atmosphere prone to gaining and retaining heat. All the planets in the Solar system are made of the same stuff. There is nothing there that we do not have here so why $118,000 per pound to go there, see it and die there as there is no way back nor will there ever be a way back. “Buck Rogers” was a fantasy and “Man In Space” is a stupidity.
It is fitting that NASA put out the following PR release:
“NASA to explore space rock worth so much money it would DESTROY world economy”
THE American space agency is planning to send a spacecraft to a lump of metal in space worth quadrillions of dollars.
By Peter Truman / Published 16th January 2017
Experts believe the iron alone in the rock would be worth $10,000 quadrillion – enough to cause the world’s economy, worth $73.7 trillion, to promptly collapse altogether.
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY BLING:
The metal in the asteroid is worth more than the world’s economy
“What if you decided you were just going to solve the metal resource problems of humankind for all time?”
Lindy Elkins-Tanton, the lead scientist on the NASA mission and the director of Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, told Canada’s Global News: ““Even if we could grab a big metal piece and drag it back here … what would you do?
“Could you kind of sit on it and hide it and control the global resource kind of like diamonds are controlled corporately, and protect your market?
“What if you decided you were going to bring it back and you were just going to solve the metal resource problems of humankind for all time?”
Instead the mission, which will launch in 2023, will see a spacecraft observe the asteroid and report back. But it will take until 2030 for the craft to reach the staggeringly valuable rock.”
This apparently is what the University of Arizona has to do to keep the Federal grant Dollars flowing: Promote insanely stupid things for NASA Ph.D.s to do while they ignore the seas because their bureau title says “Space” and not “Seas.” If it did America would be overflowing with wealth and good will as we would have built for the world a source of boundless abundance.
We are 4.5% of Earth’s people and we are feeding much of it with our corn, or we were before Congress created the ethanol subsidy. We may repair that soon, but if we were to cut down a fraction of the South American jungle, aka “rain forest,” we could end hunger on Earth as a corn crop only take 120 days from planting to harvest and we could do two down there every year. Needless to say this would take every young man and family we could spare to run those farms. The basic plan you can put on one sheet of paper in 20 minutes, but our “smartest people” have their heads “in the stars” or is it somewhere else?