It's not like it is a bad idea but adding some tons of shielding might be too much for the rockets.
Also ideally you don't want to rotate people at all, obviously, because that's not cheap.
>The reason why ore bodies exist is through the process of plate tectonics that created the continental plates
Tectonic processes happen underwater also but I am not really a geologist.
After all, that point might be invalid merely because it could be even more expensive than near Earth asteroid mining.
>Especially if we know it is going to happen, there is plenty of time for the rich investors to deal with their money
I am not sure if this is how it works at all. Say we know the prices for something drop. What happens next, huh? I don't think anybody can predict this. I mean, by introducing new possibilities we launch a cascade of chaotic events.
>You should look up the starship.
I don't think the mere possibility of launching an expedition to Mars means anything. The important part of this upstart is to build some infrastructure in space, which was not attempted before. I'm not saying it's impossible but the really impossible thing is to do it right on the first try, and how many attempts do we have before it turns into another massive financial black hole?
>They are already spending millions in development and just had a static fire test of one of the prototypes.
Whatever. I am not telling adult people how to spend their money lol. It would be cool if anything at all came out of this. They say it's the journey that's important, not the destination. xD
I do not think my destination lies in space. I mean, c'mon, without FTL travel the whole thing is just sad.
>There, I replied to a few more
If you don't want to talk about this, then don't, I got other stuff to do.
What we do here isn't productive but hopefully it's fun.
Also apparently endchan just died randomly when I was attempting to post, so RIP.