The original item was published from April 2, 2021 10:13 AM to March 6, 2023 3:18 PM
Space. Since ancient times, mankind has looked to the sky and has wondered: what exists beyond our world? Seeing the stars they would believe that above our world was the realm of the gods and other celestial beings. This fascination with space and the unknown has passed through the millennia, resulting in spectacular feats of human ingenuity. Our reach for the stars has led us to create the first airplanes and jets, culminating in the creation of satellites, rockets and other spacecraft. We have landed humans on the Moon and sent rovers to Mars, we are in the process of attempting to plan settlements on the Moon and Mars. Mankind’s thirst for exploration has not abated in the slightest.
Space exploration has inspired authors to write fantastic works of science fiction, creating new worlds and alien races across the universe. Space Operas such as Star Wars and Star Trek have inspired our youth to continue to look at the stars in wonder. The book series of Dune inspired scientists to name features of Saturn’s largest moon,Titan, after planets. New astronauts and engineers are going into training, hoping to continue to push the limits allowing humanity to explore new worlds.
Humanity has always known that space exploration would either remain a dream to last the ages, or would be our saving grace. We are slowly losing our home planet to ourselves, and over the next few centuries there will come a time when our world will need to make a choice. Whether we should stay on our planet and attempt to save it...or take to the stars and continue one of mankind's greatest desires: exploration.
After all, the Space Opera Star Trek says it best.
“Space: the final frontier.”