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Where No Robot Has Gone Before
Is it time to stop sending humans on scientific space missions?
By Mark Ingebretsen


Huffington Post blogger Dr. Richard Garriott de Cayeux calls himself “the first second-generation astronaut,” and his credentials offer ample proof. A video game entrepreneur who is the son of an astronaut, Garriott bought his own ticket to the International Space Station. He’s a board member for the X-Prize Foundation and sits on the NASA Advisory Council, and he believes that robots are destined to perform the bulk of space exploration from here on.

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