Why should we "feel privileged that space was the technological symbol" of our time as Brian Precious suggests (M Star August 30)?
Since seeing the grainy film of the US flag on the moon and Neil Armstong's ponderously rehearsed "one small step" line, I have always felt that Nasa was a conspiracy.
It has little to do with one giant step for mankind and everything to do with another imperialist project of conquest, spying and military dreams of missile dominance.
Using Nasa, the government could pass the billion-dollar bill to the US taxpayer.
Meanwhile a vulnerable USSR foolishly bankrupted itself driven by fear and trying to match the military and space hardware. Ironically the US is going the same way.
Can we trust a country whose military complex rigged wars in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and wants to do the same in Iran?
They claim to send a small trolley millions of miles to travel four metres on Mars, which Nasa scientists admit is identical to their barren Mojave desert.
Are they looking for another nuclear testing site? How does any of this benefit mankind?
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