The Waste of Trash and Additional Rooms
The Waste of Trash and Additional Orbiting Space Station Rooms (My message # 17. I also put more than twenty messages on my other blog at http://colonizespace.blogspot.com )
July 14, 2006, by Michael Goodspaceguy Nelson
* The waste in the space programs by humans is huge! We could be building the orbiting space colonies now and we could have built some colonies in the past, but the people in charge and formerly in charge of the space programs, keep throwing the building blocks of the space colonies back down upon the Earth.
* At say, $10,000 per pound for NASA to put stuff into orbit, throwing stuff such as trash and space cargo ships back down onto the Earth is a huge waste.
* In the space colonies, it is important to push the technology of re-cycling to new heights. Trash and garbage are needed as the raw material of the advancing re-cycling technology. One of the leading technologies of the space colonies will be the technology of re-cycling everything.
*Unfortunately, cargo ships at the International Space Station, after they are unloaded, get stuffed with trash and garbage and are dropped back down upon the Earth. This is a hugh waste! The cargo ships could be used as additional rooms at the Internation Space Station or at privately owned space colonies, or the cargo ships could be used as cargo ships between the coming space colonies. The cargo ships could be grouped together. The destruction of spacecrafts and garbage shows a lack of concern for the tax payers and a lack of knowledge on the part of the people who have control of the space programs.
* Instead of destroying these cargo ships, it would be better to sell them to the highest bidders. These spacecraft could be used to slowly grow the space colonies. The garbage, the trash, the human waste could be stored in orbit in huge bags and in netting and in waste containers for future re-cycling in the privately owned orbiting green houses and privately owned orbiting aquariums of the space colonies and in the privately owned orbiting workshops and manufacturing conglomerations. Many cargo ships and containers can be joined together for this re-cycling work. The used equipment could be used for parts and their materials could easily be re-cycled, using the tremendous solar power that is available to the space colonists.
*When, say, two tons of trash and cargo ship is plunged back to Earth, the tax payers suffer a real loss. The loss to the tax payers might be 40 million dollars, which would have been the cost to put this re-cycling material into orbit (4,000 pounds times $10,000 per pound equals $40,000,000.00.)
* White collar vandalism by our leaders has occurred ! The tax payers have been hurt. Orbital space colonization has taken another step backwards. We need people in control who understand orbital space colonization! We don't need destruction caused by the lack of knowledge of orbital space colonization.
* What goes into space should stay in space.