Ajax , I totally agree with you.
Originally Posted by Ajax- proud INDIAN
You dont seem to get the point. You got to learn to walk before you run, otherwise you might land on your face. Imagine if we aim for Mars and the misson fails miserably. It will be crores of money down the drain and loss of morale for the scientists. Imagine the critisism from the pessimists out there. I can hear the ' We told you so...' ringing in my ears. Worse it will be a loss of face for us within the space faring nations. I think this is the right step. Even the technologically superior US is going back to the moon before thinking of mars.... not to forget ESA, china, japan.....