Re: Mars: Go now, or wait?

Spike Jones (
Sun, 11 Apr 1999 19:39:23 -0700 wrote:

> ...Thirty years ago I certainly would have pushed for
> an early Apollo-style project for a manned Mars mission, and a
> government-funded Mars base as soon thereafter as possible. Now I'm very,
> very opposed to such an idea, because I'm sure it would do more harm than
> good, in the long run....

Im with you there Greg. Evidence: the Apollo-style mission we had to get to the moon. After the moon dust settled we did almost nothing truly impressive for the next decade. Some might argue we have yet to recover from the post Apollo space lethargy. {8-[ spike