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Space exploration should go ahead despite the dangers shown by the Feb. 1 disintegration of the U.S. space shuttle Columbia and the loss of its seven-member crew, astronaut Mamoru Mohri said Wednesday.

“Since the shuttle incident, some people have said there is no need to take risks by going into space. But we know the risks and have the responsibility to tell our offspring the meaning of space development,” Mohri, 55, said at a news conference in Tokyo.

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