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Re: starship-design: Why go to the stars?

In a message dated 6/29/97 10:01:07 PM, stk@sunherald.infi.net (kyle) wrote:

>Greetings all:
>I think I should point out some reasons for why we should go to the
>1) Self Preservation
>2) To honor the great explorers of the past
>3) Its our nature to explore
>4) To boldly go where no man has gone before... (Gene Roddenberry was
>right about that)
>And most of all:
>5) To learn all that is learnable.
>Does anyone need better reasons? If so, I have none.
>Kyle Mcallister

1 is reasonably irrelavent, certainly in the next few centuries.  The others
sum up to "we'ld like to".  Agreed, but that never funded any project this
size before, and is unlikely to in 2050.

Besides, wsn't the question why colonize the stars?