Foreseeable Futures Podcast Episode 02 – CRISPR & Moon 2024

Midnight, Mvea, Lugh and Stryker talk about CRISPR and the push for a manned Moon landing…

CRISPR

Mvea introduces CRISPR & gives an overview of where it is at this point. We then go on to discuss some of its future implications. In particular we look to its longer term future where we can begin to fundamentally alter ourselves.

New Lunar Plans

Political Feasibility – will Congress agree to funding,  is this a Trump vanity project?
Engineering feasibility – is this possible within the new time frame?

Criticisms.  in isolation from other projects is there any point to humans returning to the moon for a one-off trip just for the sake of it?
Multiple components -Lunar orbital Gateway, Orion capsule, SLS landing craft. Requirement for International partners.
LOP-G – wider mission for deep space/Mars – but is it necessary as a solution.

China – plans south pole lunar base “within 10 years” – is a lunar base a better approach? Why is the US still opposed to China joining international co-operation if cool with Russia. China has asked for international cooperation with its planned South pole lunar base.

SpaceX – BFR Super Heavy – a better idea than Boeing SLS?   Starship Hopper – a better idea than Orion? 

Lunar Base VS. Mars/Asteroids/Deep space – either/or or both?

Stryker’s note:

In this episode we talk about ITAR.  A regulation restricting certain technologies.  I made a mistake in what it stands for.  It stands for International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  Wanted to correct that.

 

 

 

 

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