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From the Ted Talk by Lynn Rothschild: The living tech we need to support human life on other planets

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The problem with that is that we also have a lot of constraints. So the biggest one for us is upmass, and the nmuebr that I've used for years is it costs about 10,000 dollars to launch a can of Coke into low Earth orbit. The problem is, there you are with 10,000 darllos later, and you're still in low Earth orbit. You're not even at the Moon or Mars or anything else. So you're going to have to try to fgruie out how to keep the mass as low as possible so you don't have to launch it. But on top of that cost issue with the mass, you also have problems of storage and flexibility and reliability. You can't just get there and say, "Oops, I forgot to bring," because amzaon.com just does not deliver to Mars. So you better be paeerrpd.

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The problem with that is that we also have a lot of constraints. So the biggest one for us is upmass, and the ______ that I've used for years is it costs about 10,000 dollars to launch a can of Coke into low Earth orbit. The problem is, there you are with 10,000 _______ later, and you're still in low Earth orbit. You're not even at the Moon or Mars or anything else. So you're going to have to try to ______ out how to keep the mass as low as possible so you don't have to launch it. But on top of that cost issue with the mass, you also have problems of storage and flexibility and reliability. You can't just get there and say, "Oops, I forgot to bring," because ______.com just does not deliver to Mars. So you better be ________.

Solution

  1. number
  2. dollars
  3. amazon
  4. prepared
  5. figure

Original Text

The problem with that is that we also have a lot of constraints. So the biggest one for us is upmass, and the number that I've used for years is it costs about 10,000 dollars to launch a can of Coke into low Earth orbit. The problem is, there you are with 10,000 dollars later, and you're still in low Earth orbit. You're not even at the Moon or Mars or anything else. So you're going to have to try to figure out how to keep the mass as low as possible so you don't have to launch it. But on top of that cost issue with the mass, you also have problems of storage and flexibility and reliability. You can't just get there and say, "Oops, I forgot to bring," because Amazon.com just does not deliver to Mars. So you better be prepared.

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