An Atlas V rocket, carrying the Mars 2020 mission with the Perseverance rover for Nasa, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 30. Photo: AP An Atlas V rocket, carrying the Mars 2020 mission with the Perseverance rover for Nasa, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 30. Photo: AP
An Atlas V rocket, carrying the Mars 2020 mission with the Perseverance rover for Nasa, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 30. Photo: AP
Climate change

Letters | Why spend billions on the moon and Mars when millions are suffering on Earth?

  • Recent space missions have budgets ranging from US$200 million to US$2.5 billion. The public have a right to know about the risks of failure and debate how resources are to be prioritised in terms of earthly problems and heavenly ambitions

Topic |   Climate change
An Atlas V rocket, carrying the Mars 2020 mission with the Perseverance rover for Nasa, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 30. Photo: AP An Atlas V rocket, carrying the Mars 2020 mission with the Perseverance rover for Nasa, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 30. Photo: AP
An Atlas V rocket, carrying the Mars 2020 mission with the Perseverance rover for Nasa, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 30. Photo: AP
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