Mankind has always looked for a future far beyond his immediate present, both figuratively and literally. This pattern of thought, unhindered by time or space has enabled man to dream of soaring the skies and the space beyond it. But naturally man does not send a comrade to the moon without saying to his neighbour ‘Hey! I did it first’. And thus the space race was born which at its height in the 20th Century saw two heavy weights of the world take centre stage in the race to ascertain which was superior in terms of space exploration and technology. Nearly thirty five years after the end of the cold war we see mankind has rekindled these flames of rivalry. But amazingly instead of seeing world governments going head to head we see in true resident evil fashion mega corporations that drag on for the supremacy of aerospace aviation with Elon Musk announcing his plan to colonize the Mars, and Peter Beck intending for his corporation to launch commercial flights at much cheaper rates than competitors and with much more frequency. The space race is truly on. But what does this really imply for you and me?
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Creation of a market for space products and services:
Threat of a truly global catastrophe:
With the advent in the various technologies of the era, space technology and indeed the modern space race has pushed forward the need for a comprehensive health understanding and long distance treatment of people far and isolated from traditional means of medical care.
Means to address other global challenges:
The challenges faced and possible responses to them are numerous and rather difficult to list in a short article of this nature. But the space race in the modern day capacity pushes the limits on what is possible and what isn’t. Will Earth’s rapid population growth eventually be tackled by Elon Musk’s dream of humans settling on Mars? Will Peter Beck’s dream to permanently link the two planets be ever achieved? Will either of these discover an alien life form who might share the key to life’s and indeed the earth’s problems with us?
These are questions that demand the attention of every space enthusiast, scientist and even casual observers. And mankind has a duty to explore this possibilities that could pave a way for the major successes in the future, as Guissepe Cocconi and Philip Morrison once said in their paper “the probability of success is difficult to estimate, but if we never search, the chance of success is zero”