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    Re: Manned Venus Flyby
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2012 Sep 2, 14:40 -0400

    Greg,
    I understand that I touched a topic which is very far away from the list
    scope:
    
    > This would have been as cool as walking on the Moon. It could have been
    > done at reasonable cost but the 70's were recessionary times.
    
    Recessionary for all 40 years since then? Well, perhaps...
    
    > It seems to me that a manned Venus flyby should be done before an attempt
    > at Mars.
    
    My main question is about "should be" (?)
    We have enough unsolved problems here on Earth. Can we really afford
    spending large resources on this?
    
    Alex.
    
    
    
    
    

       
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