Should we end space exploration?

Jul 19, 2011 Read more: Guardian Unlimited 11

As the space shuttle mission is retired, it seems the expense of continuing the exploration of space may be hard to justify Open thread guardian.co.uk , Space shuttle Atlantis takes off for its final mission into space.

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Ham

Toronto, Canada

#1 Jul 23, 2011

“Resistance is futile!”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#2 Jul 24, 2011
NO!

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#3 Jul 24, 2011
Of course not.

Better to press on with automated plans, though, as anything else is simply too expensive and time-consuming at present.

Eventually, the von Neumann probes will bring it all into sharp focus.
space monkey

Highland Lakes, NJ

#4 Jul 24, 2011
yes,
Dutch

United States

#5 Jul 24, 2011
The space program is not ending. Just the shuttle program.

Since: Jul 11

Croydon, UK

#6 Jul 25, 2011
Well considering the moon landing was fake I would say yes.
Lonewolf

Batesburg, SC

#7 Jul 25, 2011
Maybe we should explore our oceans.

Since: Jul 11

United States

#8 Jul 26, 2011
No

Since: Jul 11

United States

#9 Jul 26, 2011
Lonewolf wrote:
Maybe we should explore our oceans.
Yes

Since: Jul 08

Here, In Reality

#10 Jul 27, 2011
Absolutely NOT.
polaris

United States

#11 Jul 27, 2011
Brad_7 wrote:
Well considering the moon landing was fake I would say yes.
Shows what you know.

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