"I caculate from period data,
400x increase in energy for
winched craft from
translunar to near Earth orbit,
but wonder where the
winching energy might come from.
It seems kind of pointless.
Why accelerate craft to translunar orbit
only to winch them back where they were?
My idea was to fling four of them out
at the next quine, the next
four-way equiangular transit.
I forget when that is; I used to know.
It's some years from now.
Still, if the craft were flown to translunar
empty, then filled with water from lunar ice...
this would be like
What resource for colonizing planets
is more precious than water?
What method simpler than this?"
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