Space is taking too long.

Where are the imagined vessels and technologies Asimov, Heinlein, and Clarke promised? The exhilarating lands beyond the stars with their tantalizing secrets woven like tapestries across the pages. The Hero’s and Heroine’s pushed to the extreme both physically and mentally, forced to perform under the most extreme of pressures. Some ended in failure and despair, but those that managed to succeed proved time and again that we, the human race, are capable of anything.

 

Instead, we seem to be drudging along in the stone age of fossil fuels. Our space programs gone now, we have to hitch a ride with Russia to get out of orbit. I realize it may not have been the biggest money maker but the non-monetary benefits were, and could be, even more impressive.

We as a species have conquered this planet. We bend or break everything to our will, from the tiniest cricket to the tallest mountain, for better or for worse. If we can accomplish what we have just over the past 2000 years, there’s no reason that we can’t use that strength to spread our grasp throughout the stars!

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About caseyjones89

I like to write. To observe human nature. To envision what the future might hold. Fingers crossed for immortality and friendly dragons capable of both speech and interstellar travel.

One response to “Space is taking too long.”

  1. sonshinegreene says :

    Bah, I believe we HAVE The tech, but they don’t want to release it until they’ve gotten everything out of oil that they can.

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