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Are we worth watching?

18 Oct 2010, 21:36 UTC
Are we worth watching?
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In science and technology circles, we often quote Sir Isaac Newton:
If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Our kids will inherit the opportunities we peruse and the doors that we open. The people who will pick up where we leave off are watching us. Right now.
Are we worth watching?
We’ve made a major mistake the last 35 years in turning space exploration from an inspiring and exciting set of events into a sterile set of engineering and funding goals.
This is just not good enough.
As a people, we deserve to be inspired by the exploration of space and together should want to push the limits of possibilities.
Do we have the will to do the impossible? Breaking down ANY barriers including short term job loss and letting go of a false sense of security in the name of progress and movement?
Space exploration in 2010 is about a desire to explore personally and developing economically viable ways to do it. Gone are the days of Governments having a hegemony on space exploration, and good riddance to that idea.
Who are the brave souls that the next two generations ...

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