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Space the final frontier

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Space the final frontier

A plan to hunt for alien life 25 trillion miles away using a fleet of of spaceships the size of postage stamps was announced by Stephen Hawking yesterday.

Sounds like a late April fool's joke but Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner are backing it with £70 Million.

Considering the distances involved is this not just a waste of money, granted it's their money but it could be put to better use ?

A sometime in the distant future we may be able to travel considerable distances into space but at the present time we cannot even establish a base on the moon.

Do you think a project like this is a waste of money ?

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Re: Space the final frontier

For a moment I thought your were talking about this forum when I saw the title Crazy2

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Re: Space the final frontier

What`s the point in sending postage stamps that far, to an unknown address....The sender`s will never know if they ever got there....

 

 

Oooh, hang on... we already have that kind of service, don`t we ? ?    Undecided

 

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Re: Space the final frontier


gleneagles wrote
Do you think a project like this is a waste of money ?

No I don't.

 

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Re: Space the final frontier


Anotherone wrote:

For a moment I thought your were talking about this forum when I saw the title


Exactly what I thought.

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Re: Space the final frontier

Waste of money? Totally.

25 trillion miles... at just 20% the speed of light... how long is it going to take? - I really can't see them getting there within our lifetime but then i've not read the article... i was too busy drowning in white space Funny

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