Letters: Feb. 16, 2004

Mission to Mars

"Bush's Mars plan is an election-year strategy: a weapon of mass distraction designed to divert our attention from the economy." Gail Moore San Francisco

The urge to explore space is in our blood, and only the uneducated can stop us from going [Jan. 26]. It is certain we will benefit from the knowledge we gain. We should embark on this venture as part of a cooperative worldwide effort. It sounds like a pipe dream, but there is enough out there for all of us. Robert King Edgerton, Wis.

We must aggressively venture into space to exploit the vast...

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