Space exploration can sometimes be taken too lightly. Traveling through space is one of the most difficult endeavors that humanity has ever attempted. The sheer size of the universe, and the extraordinary distances involved, even to the nearest stars, make it unlikely that human-crewed spacecraft will be orbiting alien suns any time soon.
Until then, we will have to make do with exploring our own small pocket of the galaxy – our own solar system. This piece is a sober look at the prospect of space travel for the foreseeable future.
Marc De Santis