[ExI] future fizzle
sparge at gmail.com
Sun May 31 01:09:21 UTC 2009
On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 7:52 PM, Harvey Newstrom
<mail at harveynewstrom.com> wrote:
> From: "Dave Sill" <sparge at gmail.com> wrote,
>> We stopped planning for a manned Mars mission when we realized we
>> could accomplish a lot more for the same cost with unmanned missions.
>> They're not as sexy as manned missions, but they're a lot smarter.
> Actually, it was the reverse. The manned missions were cancelled due to
> budget cuts. The cheaper unmanned missions were developed later based on
> limited funds.
OK, but the point remains that unmanned missions are more cost
effective than manned missions.
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