commented on Space Travel Is Useless—A Space Program Is Anything But
In before the Apollo-denying kooks to agree with your lede premise. Putting a 30 tonne, 3-man craft into lunar orbit required burning a 3,000 tonne launch vehicle. Until someone produces a WAY better than 1% efficiency system, we are not going anywhere in any numbers. And good luck with that. We are looking up from the bottom of a rather deep little gravity well.