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Dear Reader,

Your book review "The Space Waste" (June 2) failed to note: (1) Millions visit the desolate Grand Canyon each year; they are not content just to send their cameras; tourism is now expected to be the first great space industry. (2) Everyone viewing Earth from space has been awestruck and returned rededicated to preserving this fragile planet. (3) World population will double within 40 years; world resources will not. In space, solar power is infinite (sparing forests and oil) and asteroid minerals are virtually unlimited. (4) New technologies already have made "living off the land" on the moon and Mars within reach.

Jeffrey Liss

Illinois North Shore chapter

National Space Society

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