Podcaster: Steve Nerlich

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Title: Dear CA #104: Moving Out

Organization: Cheap Astronomy


Description: Cheap Astronomy tries staying alive. Checking out the neighbors.

Dear Cheap Astronomy – Is solar or nuclear better for a future Mars base?

A common theme on Cheap Astronomy, with regards to space exploration is that just because we can do it, doesn’t mean we will do it, since any billion dollar investment is going to require some kind of return on investment, whether that be an actual monetary return or political capital, or whatever. And even then, if there’s a major risk of people dying and/or the mission failing, it probably won’t get off the ground in the first place.

Dear Cheap Astronomy – Can we look forward to a cloud city on Venus?

The attraction of having a cloud City on Venus is that, at 50 kilometers above the surface there’s one Earth atmosphere of pressure and enough atmosphere above you to protect you from most harmful space radiation, while also letting through much the same solar flux as you would get on Earth.

Bio: Cheap Astronomy offers an educational website where you’re only as cheap as the telescope you’re looking through.

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