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Space: To Go or Not to Go?

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:55:00

​What’s the deal on space travel and colonization?

What are the arguments in favor of colonizing Mars, or a far away exoplanet? Or sending out probes and robots? Is it imperative for the survival of the human race? Who profits? Is less about science and beauty and more about beating the Russians and Chinese in the race to build a “Death Star?”

What are the obstacles? Is it feasible, affordable, and necessary? Do we have a spacecraft that’ s big, light and fast enough? Is space a friendly place for human survival? Is Warp Drive a thing? How far is “far, far away?”

Can we invest in space travel while also investing in the health and sustainability of our Mothership, Earth? Should we do both?

Here’s a slideshow for a speech we recently presented as part of the Worthy Garden Club’ s Total Solar Eclipse Week.

Enjoy!

RGW
8/18/17

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