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Here here Vaal i agree with you. If there was a concerted effort by many nations spreading the costs then space exploration would be much cheaper and probably more efficient and I would imagine technology improve even faster.

Problem is, space exploration and science is still used as a sort of national status symbol; "look at me, I have unlimited resources and power to fly among the stars, the rest of you puny un-intelligent people bow down before me..." as it were.

Space is one area where the world for once could unite, to really explore the newest frontier, to exploit it and to improve the human condition, and maybe one day to colonise it. Perhaps there will be a time where a planet is seen as our home, not a region upon it.

Fri, 16 Jan 2009 02:28:00 UTC | #306608