Friday, August 01, 2008

Water on Mars!

NASA's Phoenix lander confirmed water on Mars. This means there might have been life on Mars long ago. It also means, a Mars mission will be able to manufacture fuel for the return trip on site. And that means the mission costs drop and the number of payloads sent into orbit can be reduced.

Of course I think NASA could also profit on bottling Mars Ice Water. Untouched for billions of years! Bottled at the source!

If we base it on shuttle mission costs of $10,000 per lb, then it would be about $645 an ounce (not including profit).

P.S. I think I should get credit for the business model. 1% of sales would do!

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