[ExI] future fizzle

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Sun May 31 14:17:51 UTC 2009

On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 11:24 PM, Stathis Papaioannou
<stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

But what's the point of putting people on Mars? Exploration?
Colonization? The glory of being there first?

Unmanned exploration is a much better value. We're nowhere near ready
to colonize. Going there just to be the first is silly.


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