Existential threats to the human species (colloquially known as ‘x-risk’) come at three scales. The widest-scale risks would sterilize the solar system, at least, as a whole. 1,749 more words
Tags » Space Colonization
In the near future, likely within the next fifty years, the first human colony (or colonies) in space will be established. In the news, most of the issues you hear about with regards to space colonization are concerned with transportation, lack of sufficient gravity, or radiation. 439 more words
Space, and our place in it, is a big topic of discussion right now.
We have private companies vying for a place beyond our atmosphere, alongside governments attempting to position themselves for the future as our world continues to struggle with mounting population, resource and climate issues. 1,302 more words
Since the dawn of humanity our ancestors have been able to look up at the night sky in its untainted entirety with respect and awe. The night sky must have been the biggest source of guidance, comfort and storytelling to those accustomed to only having campfires as a source of light. 1,012 more words
US Air Force is currently in possession of two X-37B vehicle, that looks like a miniature space shuttle (these are unmanned though). Since 2010 each of them have been on two autonomic space missions lasting from 224 days up to 717 days. 105 more words