Redirecting space dollars

The article "New US Space Center Boss Shoots for the Moon," Jan. 21, indicates that Robert Crippen, director of the Kennedy Space Center, plans eight shuttle launches for 1992.

It is not that I am uninterested in space exploration, but when I walk the streets of any large city, I can't help thinking how many homeless and hungry people could be helped by our not going to the moon. Margaret P. Kelley, Nantucket, Mass.

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