Thursday, May 02, 2019

Into Space!

I know I often sound like a bit of a Luddite - and fair enough - but the idea that we are going to colonize Mars is bugshit crazy. Maybe there should be manned trips there. A bit above my pay grade to know. But no we are not going to settle a new planet. It's a bit cold and lacks, well, most things we need to exist.

The United States’ eyes — and our unified commitment — should focus on opening the door, in our time, to the great migration of humankind to Mars. Books aplenty have been written about how to do this, and they have inspired government and non-government leaders to make lofty plans. But plans without a detailed architecture, and without that “next step” into the future, are just fantasy.

We can't even build a supertrain.