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Old 2012-12-27, 05:27   #7
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Originally Posted by LaurV View Post
Landing on Mercury. I mean, manned mission.
To costly.
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The rules:
  • It must be an unmanned mission.
Beside that, it takes a lot of energy to get to Mercury and if you want to get back, it takes a lot of energy to get back to earth.
"A trip to Mercury requires more rocket fuel than that required to escape the Solar System completely." - wikipedia And a manned mission is much heavier that an unmanned mission.
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