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#21 Methven Hornet

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:13 PM

Not sure about Mars specifically  or for that matter how many have space programs:

 

European Space Agency - There are some pretty deprived parts of the EU (Berkshire for instance).

Russia - There are some pretty big issues there too

USA - Huge underclass, widespread poverty and illegal migrant worker issues

India - Millions in poverty.

North Korea - no issues there, seems pretty stable

 

Any more?

 

And the point I would make is that humankind has the ability to send scientific missions to other planets in the solar system, and it sure as hell has the ability to organise its affairs so that no one has to live in poverty, That applies, as you say, to the USA and Europe just as much as it does to India and China, but if we're saying that societies should not try to progress in business, science or technology until every vestige of poverty has been eradicated then we'd still be riding around on horseback (except most of us, being peasants in a pre-industrial society, wouldn't be able to afford a horse).

The likes of India and China are now advanced scientific and technological societies. The fact that large parts of those societies don't benefit, and won't benefit for the foreseeable future, shouldn't exclude them from the space industry.


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#22 Methven Hornet

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:19 PM

By the way, the UK are ending aid to India.


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:38 PM

Loved the comment on Have I got news for you.
" If they can get all the way to Mars for 45 million that's only 0.1% of the cost of us building a train line from London to Birmingham"
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#24 Methven Hornet

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:09 PM

Loved the comment on Have I got news for you.
" If they can get all the way to Mars for 45 million that's only 0.1% of the cost of us building a train line from London to Birmingham"

 

Yeah, but there are fewer NIMBYs and MPs watching their backs along the route to Mars.


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