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1773 – Jason & Aileen

They had not heard about NASA’s plans to go to the moon in 2024. They are for exploration and development, but the benefits need to go to all humanity, not just to an elite few. They do not have an interest in going into space. Aileen pointed out that we need to consider the environmental impact. That considering it would produce so much pollution going into space that it would not be worth it for a holiday.

Environmental impact of rocket launches, rocket testing and production needs to be understood. We should spend time and resources understanding the negative effects and taking steps to mitigate them. We do not need to put everything on hold, it should be a parallel activity. I believe in the promising of space exploration, but we need to go into it with eyes wide open and not assume that the effects are marginal.

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