Pros And Cons Of Unmanned Space Probes

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According to the author, we should invest our resources in unmanned space flight. His argument is flawed, however, in a number of ways. He fails to back up some of his critical assumptions. He first argues manned space flight is costly and dangerous, but fails to account for the cost and danger associated with unmanned space flight. His assumption is that unmanned flight would be both cheaper and safer. There are significant costs associated with unmanned flight and unique dangers to other satellites and equipment. Without showing that these costs and dangers are lower than those associated with manned flight he fails to make his case. Second, he argues that unmanned space probes have demonstrated a capacity to gather a great deal of useful
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