Is human space travel a dream that we do not
want to give up? [Reuters]
The European Space Agency is seeking recruits for a mock mission to Mars, with a view to mounting a real one some time in the future.

Is the aim realistic?

And does human space travel really have a place in the days of machines and robots, or is it just a dream we do not want to give up?

Inside Story examines the arguments.

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This episode aired 27 June 2007.

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