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Déjà vu - Strappado Wrack - Why Mars Space Exploration?
10-29-2017, 03:41 PM,
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Déjà vu - Strappado Wrack - Why Mars Space Exploration?
Déjà vu - Strappado Wrack - Why Mars Space Exploration?

<span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">With all the excitement over the Mars rovers, the cries for a visionary manned exploration program are back with earnest. If you are romantic, then maybe you are moved. But if you are a student of history, the fundamental question of purpose needs to be asked. What is the point of sending living beings to distant planets, when our own earth is a confused mess? The analogy of criticism for a Columbus voyage doesn’t wash. The age of discovery involved expansion and exploration that increased commerce and offered hope for a new future. Long space journeys only gratify the egos of governments.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://batr.org/wrack/020104.html">Read the entire article on the "Strappado Wrack" archive page</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><a href="http://eepurl.com/ESQ5L"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Subscription sign-up for the BATR RealPolitik Newsletter</span></a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><a href="http://forum.batr.net/showthread.php?tid=48343">Discuss or comment about this essay on the BATR Forum</a></span><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DjVuBySartre/~4/Ae8PobyXo-8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
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