TECHNICAL AND MISSION OBJECTIONS
This document serves as header for objections about the Artemis Project
lunar development mission and specific technical aspects of the mission
plan. Return to the table of contents for this section
of the Artemis Data Book to find the list of issues we address
Here among the Frequently Raised Objections, we address only
things that we have already dealt with, but continue to come up quite
often. We hope that by doing this we can reduce the amount of time we
spend answering the same questions, so we can concentrate on getting
you to the moon. You will find the answer to other technical
and mission issues, as well as discussion of issues we're still
working on (and where we can use your help) throughout the 2,000
documents in the Artemis Data Book.
Sometimes folks are just plain disappointed that we chose the moon as
our goal. There's not much we can do about that. All we can say to
suggestions that we abandon our lunar goals to pursue some other aspect
of space development is a polite, "Thank you for the input, and we wish
you well in that endeavor." We have chosen the moon, not only to keep
us focused on an attainable goal, but also because we believe the moon is
the front door to the universe. It is the vital first step for private
space programs which will establish an enduring economic future for
unbounded space development.
We also get our share of armchair quarterbacks who like to take pot shots
at the Reference Mission plan. Although subjecting the mission plan
to detailed technical analysis doesn't make much sense during the
conceptual design phase, we welcome these inputs because there's a
good chance that with hundreds of minds thinking about the problem,
we'll discover important factors that we have previously overlooked.
If you have additional issues you would
like to raise or questions you want to ask, please
Artemis Society International and participate in our on-going
development of the program.
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