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Looking ahead to Space 3.0

10 Dec 2010, 18:56 UTC
Looking ahead to Space 3.0
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I know what you’re going to say: “We’ve barely begun what we’re calling Space 2.0 and it’ll take years to get there.” I’m aware of that. Sometimes it’s hard to...

I know what you’re going to say:
“We’ve barely begun what we’re calling Space 2.0 and it’ll take years to get there.”
I’m aware of that.
Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees. I mentioned on the podcast with the Google Lunar X PRIZE folks that I have a question I need to answer. My 5 year old nephew Xander was in Florida a few weeks ago and wants to know where we’re going next since we’re down to the last two space shuttle launches. On thanksgiving, he was playing with the Legos I had as a kid (note to all parents, save those Legos!). His question is simple but it hit me hard:
“Uncle Mike, how’re we going to explore space after the space shuttles are gone?”
My answer was a sincere as I could be:
“That’s up to smart people like you to dream about and help us figure out. Some cool people are building really cool stuff like rockets, and something called the Dragon ...

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