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Why Space Travel : The Poll

  1. No. Waste of money.

    0 vote(s)
  2. Yes, but should be limited to robotic probes.

    2 vote(s)
  3. Yes, robotic probes for now, with human bases later.

    16 vote(s)
  4. Yes, we should go with a human program wherever possible.

    5 vote(s)
  1. Jan 25, 2004 #1


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    This is a continuation of the why space travel thread. Try to keep the discussion over there, ok?
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  3. Jan 31, 2004 #2
    yep. i chose 3 option. find out what a place is like (probes) than create a suitable ship and suits, train people. probe with humans. then colonise.
  4. Feb 1, 2004 #3


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    An abvious choice to me: Let's ride !
  5. Feb 1, 2004 #4
    I also chose the third option since it seems most logical...it's better to know what's out there before sending in humans...
  6. Feb 2, 2004 #5
    indeed. it seems logical to 'research' what you are heading into. that allows you to create scenarios of the environment.. etc etc.

    I'd love to just go out and have a space walk... that would be so cool, i reckon.
  7. Feb 2, 2004 #6
    Are there any characteristics that manned-missions in space are better e.g. impact on scientific research and society, than robot-contolled missions?
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