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“We well know, from repeated experience, how much misery and hardship men will undergo in their own country, before they can determine to desert it; and how often the most tempting proposals of embarking for new settlements have been rejected by people who appeared to be almost starving.”

from Principle of Population, Chapter 10 by Thomas Malthus

People just can't build stuff that big



Found a drive filled with classic documentaries .. including one of my all time favorites: "Container Ships". Struck me from the first viewing that Space organizations not using ISO containers as a starting place for sizing return systems - designing work towards a beneficial goal instead of for one-off "missions" - is just admitting that they simply aren't into making Space a real place for Earth's business.

Hey, its on YouTube:



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