How Did We Get Here?
Lately (as in the past couple of years), I’ve been fascinated with the growth of space exploration around the world. Sure, it may have begun with a race between the U.S. and the then-Soviet Union, but in the past decades, more than 75 countries have gotten involved in the “space biz”. Clearly, heading off-planet is a growth industry, albeit one that costs a LOT to get into for most countries. Yet, everybody seems to be jumping on the bandwagon, and it’s pretty clear that the new frontier continues to beckon.
Writing a Book about Space Exploration
A look at our past, present, and future of space exploration.
So, I wrote a book about space exploration. At first, the publisher wanted a straightforward history. However, as I got to thinking about it, I realized that a true history doesn’t stop at a certain point. It may begin in the distant past, but it ends up just being a fraction of a second ago. It’s basically “now”, offset by an infinitesimally short period of time.
The book I wrote, called Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future became not just a “potted history” of space exploration. It evolved ...