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    Re: Manned Venus Flyby
    From: James N Wilson
    Date: 2012 Sep 3, 14:09 -0700

    I hate astronauts. Not as people, but as huge consumers of scarce money.
    They haven't done anything nearly as scientifically rewarding as our
    robots have. And they need a lot of sandwiches to survive.
    I was manager of a mission to be launched on the shuttle, and I was
    shocked when the mission plan had to be interrupted so the damn
    astronauts could sleep. We don't have problems like that with robots.
    But I did get to understand their allure when I attended a press
    conference at the cape for my last mission, Mariner 10 to Venus and
    Mercury. I asked a Reuters correspondent if he had any interest in our
    mission, and he said no. I asked why, and he replied, "No man." Publicity
    is the name of the game  and robots aren't as popular as people.
    Jim Wilson
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