[ExI] future fizzle

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Sun May 31 14:37:45 UTC 2009

Not only that but we have not even solved the physiological problem of  
long flights in zero gravity; anyone making it to mars would be an  
atrophied invalid with our present technology.

Tom D

On May 31, 2009, at 8:17 AM, Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> -Dave
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