[ExI] future fizzle

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sun May 31 03:24:00 UTC 2009

2009/5/31 Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com>:
> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 8:54 AM, Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We planned to put men on Mars in 1982, 30 years later we have trouble
>> even in resuscitating Apollo-era technology, but special effects of
>> gigantic spaceships traveling across universes keep improving, thank
>> you.
> 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.

It depends on what you want to accomplish. If the goal is to put
people on Mars, then unmanned missions, unless part of the
preparation, are by definition a failure.

Stathis Papaioannou

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