[extropy-chat] MARS: Because it is hard
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Sun Apr 11 23:03:42 UTC 2004
On Sunday, April 11, 2004, at 01:12 pm, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> For the younger list members -- you may have had to
> be there watching the Moon landings (I was 12 at the time)
> to feel this.
I was six years old. My father worked on the Apollo program. I grew
up knowing the astronauts as family friends, seeing the launches
on-site at NASA, and watching the moon landings live. Now I live in a
world 35 years later where manned vehicles can't reach the moon
anymore. I really miss the future.
> Note: I am not suggesting that Mars should be colonized.
> It is simply too easy to dismantle once we have robust
> nanotechnology. But for now exploration is a reasonable
> thing to be doing.
Shouldn't we explore first, before dismantling? You could be
destroying the fossil record of an early branch of life in the solar
system. I really would hate to see any planet destroyed before it was
Harvey Newstrom, CISSP, CISA, CISM, IAM, IBMCP, GSEC
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