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    low background steel

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-background_steel

    Can we theoretically just start forging steel in outer space to increase our supply of noncontaminated steel?

    Also, asteroid mining.

    If we mine iron from an asteroid and smelt it in outer space, would it have more or less contamination than on Earth?

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    Probably more expensive to implement your solution than to reclaim that metal on earth

    Nonetheless a fun question

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    Well we are going to be mining asteroids in the future regardless of for this specific purpose or not.

    Some of those asteroids will have iron in them.

    I'm sure we are going to have many mining operations, and each company will have their own smelters. At some point there will be a giant smelter ship or something probably that follows the crews around smelting while they mine.

    I'm just wondering if they would be considered contaminated I guess.

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    what timetable are we talking here

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    rofl

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    this sounds like an isaac asimov question

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    probably more considering they dont have the shielding that the earth's atmosphere/magnetic field provides
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSF View Post
    probably more considering they dont have the shielding that the earth's atmosphere/magnetic field provides

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    pretty much everything mined out of Earth's gravity will stay there and be used to develop infrastructure and the like

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    yeah it makes more sense to build a mining base orbiting saturn run by an experimental ai system

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    I feel like this is super inefficient to the point that it's not even worth considering.

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    Going to outer space for steel is like going to China so you can get some KFC
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    Chinese kfc is the bomb.

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    Dunno if it's worth the flight though
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    Japan had the best fried chicken I have ever had. Worth the flight.
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    I prefer American KFC to Japanese KFC and am not impressed with any Japanese fried chicken. Besides, seems a shame to eat fried chicken when Japanese cuisine is so good.

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    I didnt have KFC there but damn the rest was amazing.
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    Chinese KFC tastes the most kfc ish out of all kfc chicken.

    It's the kfc spice taste (sort of like subway for their bread) but layered over actually well made chicken and amplified 20 times

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    I've never had kfc in any country in my entire life.

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