January 14, 2004

Space Solar

Prof. Bainbridge is not happy with the idea of a new push into space. He'd rather see us use the money to create alternative energy sources. One of the things he's missing is that alternative energy can come from space.

Lunar and orbital solar have the dual benefit that you don't have and energy dissipating atmosphere in the way between the sun and your solar cells and you don't have the space constraints of surface area (for orbital solar) or neighbors bidding up the price of your land (lunar solar). We'll see tonight whether alternative energy from space will make the President's speech but if we're going up there, and private enterprise is not shut out, alternative energy will be coming from this initiative whether it's on Bush's talking points list or not.

Posted by TMLutas at January 14, 2004 11:38 AM