Skip to comments.A Modest Proposal: A Joint Commercial/Israeli/Saudi Return to the Moon
Posted on 01/19/2014 8:46:21 AM PST by Marcus
A couple of fairly unlikely developments are pointing to a scenario that could result in an unexpected return to the moon mission involving two unlikely partners if a number of parties are willing to think and work outside the box.
That return to the moon could be a joint Israeli/Saudi Arabian project, fostered by an American commercial company.
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Shouldn’t NASA be doing this as part of their primary goal, muslim outreach?
Oh wait. They’d have to exclude the Jooooooooos!
NASA - Never Another Semitic Astronaut...
Even more unlikely when you look at the geography. Neither Israel nor Saudi Arabia have good space launch sites. Israel has to launch counter to the rotation of the Earth, Saudi’s most optimal launch azimuth (over its desert territory) would head toward Iran or at least over Oman. Either one could be construed as an act of aggression by Iran.
Hahahaha. The muslims would then call the moon a holy place and start rioting like they always do.
THUNDERDOME. TWO MEN ENTER, ONE MAN LEAVE!
Yeah, that would work. ;’) Thanks Marcus.
The Saudis would be better off spending 7 billion on an international desalination race to the bottom.
Every time company was able to reduce the cost of desalination by $100@acre foot on three oceans —they would be paid 1 billion dollars. The best desalination plants desalinize sea water for about $700@ acre foot. The saudis would spend about 6 billion dollars in prize money plus 1 billion in advertising costs over 6 years or so.
That would bring desalination costs down to under $100@acre foot. At those costs you could do desert farming. The world’s deserts could be turned green for farming including the deserts of saudi arabia. The whole the middle east and north africa could be turned into breadbaskets for the whole world.
Those 7 billion dollars would have been well spent.
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