Why Aren't We in Space?
So a couple of my Netflix this week are space related. It's got me wondering: why aren't we there? "We" being the whole globe, not just NASA and the US. Yes, I know that China and other nations have been moving along in terms of space explorations. Still, it's interesting to think about today, and just a few decades ago, when popular writers and thinkers and even politicians believed we'd have bases on the Moon and spaceships near Saturn by now. I have my own conspiracy theories, but they are mostly silly. It just irks me, though, as a sci fi reader and movie fan of long time, that space isn't a priority anymore, as it was in my parents' generation. Feel free to diss space exploration as a waste of time, if that's your opinion. Myself, I see it as (go on and laugh, I'm a Trekkie) the Last Frontier, and the only chance we may have for real freedom.