Letter: Space for dreams

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Sir: If Charles Arthur really does begrudge the money that the space station will cost each European then I will gladly send him a cheque for the 1p a week it will cost (assuming the space station has a life span of 20 years).

Likewise his belief that the Mars explorations are a failure due to the (so far) lack of evidence of life is surely misguided. He no doubt would also count the ascent of Everest a failure as it failed to find a branch of McDonald's open on the summit.

Exploration has always been a driving force in man's history and long may it continue to be so. Mr Arthur is welcome to stay at home darning his socks.