[ExI] future fizzle

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sun May 31 14:51:54 UTC 2009

2009/6/1 Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com>:
> 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.

What's the point of any space exploration, when the money could be
spent doing good works here on Earth?

Stathis Papaioannou

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