Robotic Outposts a Necessary Next Step in Exploring Other

Larry Klaes (
Wed, 17 Nov 1999 11:13:59 -0500

To quote in part:

PASADENA, Calif. - To further extend humankindís reach into the cosmos during the next century, future planetary missions will depend on establishing
robotic outposts, Edward Stone, director of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
said Tuesday.

Speaking at the 46th annual meeting of the American Astronautical Society, Stone said such outposts are a necessary next step in the 40-year history of exploring the solar system.