Which means I’m doing fiction, not you know blog posts. Though I need to do some posts-for-money today, and have…. six topics on the board I use to keep track of such. That will probably happen later in day, though.
I have at least one guest post, but I was busy with the MGC workshop and now it’s late to put a guest post up.
Therefore… My circles were talking about this, yesterday, including some of you in the comments, when I skimmed.
The new, larger rocket is designed to hoist supersize satellites as well as equipment to the moon, Mars or other far-flung points.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment by the SpaceX team and a great day for space exploration,” commented Explore Mars CEO Chris Carberry, in a statement. “With this launch and other heavy lift vehicles slated to be launched in the upcoming years, we are truly on the verge the golden age of space exploration.”
It sure has been a LONG time coming. But exploration rarely goes linearly. I had to study the story of the discoveries (natch) growing up, and it’s amazing even under absolute monarchies, the stutters, set backs, and abandonment for years of the dreams of exploration.
And yet, everything alive on Earth is a colonist species. We will go because we have to. And we’ll take the species of Earth with us to the stars.
There are worlds out there that will resound with the voices of our descendants. We will live under the light of unknown suns, eventually. Our progeny will inherit the stars.
Ad Astra! Go team human.