Letter: Mars Curiosity mission too expensive

In this 2011 artist's rendering, the Mars Science

In this 2011 artist's rendering, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover examines a rock on Mars. (Credit: AP, 2011)

$2.5 billion to land a vehicle on Mars ["Mission to Mars," News, Aug. 4]. Why?

$2.5 billion would feed and clothe starving people on this planet. This country is trillions of dollars in debt.

Where are our priorities?

Again I ask, why?

Mabelle Baepler, Islip

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