Re: Manned vs. Unmanned

From: Art Glick (
Date: Thu Feb 06 2003 - 05:04:03 EST

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    >On Wed, 5 Feb 2003 18:00:07 -0400, you ("Stephen Bolton"
    ><>) wrote:
    >All research costs money. Manned space research is proportionally MUCH more
    >expensive compared to unmanned space or ground.
    >Are we getting out monies worth?
    >When I look at what the manned LEO program has returned VS what could have
    >been a program with bigger space telescopes and a complete robotic
    >exploration of our solar system (because, face it, the manned space steals
    >from the unmanned space budget) I get upset. I'll take the return from the
    >Hubble over the return from the entire STS/ ISS program.
    Do you think that a robotic mission could have possibly applied the mirror 
    correction to the Hubble?
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