Send in the machines

Although Megan really disagrees with me, I think that Robert Park's article in the Guardian Life section, last Thursday, was pretty good. Sending robots to explore the Solar System produces much cheaper science than sending people and arguably produces more as they can do things we can't. Just look at the Mars Express/Spirit/Opportunity/Cassini missions compared to the ISS. Plus, if a lander goes splat, it doesn't matter as much as an intelligent being going splat.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Sunday 11th Jul 2004 (14:37 UTC) | Permalink
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