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Stewart: Improve Earth Before Going To Mars

By Michelle
February 3, 2004 - 4:44 PM

The resources to send humans to Mars would be better used to improve life on Earth, Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) has stated.

"I'm a bit of a wet blanket when it comes to the whole business of space travel," he told the BBC World Service.

The money to fund interplanetary travel would be put to better use, he said, "getting this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilisations out on to other planets."

"As I get older my unease at the time and the money that has to be spent on projects putting human beings back to the moon, and on to another planet, is so enormous," he added.

Stewart remained in favor of unmanned missions such as NASA's Mars rover.

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