Some good reading about the current state of human space flight and what itll take to break out of LEO and move out further, with potentially a much greater pay off than what it’ll take to startoff at the SpaceRef’s going beyond LEO.
And at the IEEE’s spectrum a number of great articles about the technical and economic challenges of a Mars Mission, at this time. Included is an article written by Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society about how to go – Right Now.
Should I stay or should I go?…
GO. It is my opinion that humanity is doomed to a pathetic death and waste of universal proportions if we don’t take on the challenge of exploring, developing and eventually settling other worlds. We waste away and fight over trivia with grave immeasurably horrific consequences without challenges. We grow and evolve with them. This mission to explore and go to other worlds is the challenge Humanity needs to survive and break free of its current grim, status quo.
A decision to abandon Human space flight or leave it to future generations, is humanities death sentence. We should choose to go. We should choose to grow.