Creating a Space-bound Civilization
Hubble Space Telescope, although decades old, is part of the space age, delivering visions across the universe. NASA
For much of the past year and a half, I worked on a book about space exploration called Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future (it’s actually due out in mid-November, despite what the Amazon site says). When the publishers came to me with the idea, they were interested in having a slightly different “take” on the subject. First, they wanted it to be written for the folks who aren’t space junkies but are interested in what humanity has done to accomplish space flight and travel. Second, they wanted me to look not just at the space race of the ’60s, but all the elements that contributed to the achievements people have made so far in orbit and at other planets.
That was kind of a tall order. Certainly, there are a lot of people who don’t really know the history of space exploration, particularly the younger generations. For them, it’s always been there. In fact, for ME it’s always been there!
So, I thought about it for a while. Yes, I was a kid during the height of the ...