Ten Grand Technical Challenges of the 21st century: 1. Settle Space, Mars, moon, asteroids, the solar system.
Settle Space, Mars, moon, asteroids, the solar system. The first of the Ten Grand Technical Challenges of the 21st century TIme for some more blogging. One blog post on each of the TEN GRAND CHALLENGES of the 21st century. The things that make us proud to be a part of the human race. The things that we should be doing regardless of what else is true, the things that make life have meaning. Humanity will infect the galaxy; we already are. Humanity has a chance to make a real mark on the universe. If you look at what we've been throwing out into space for the last 50 years, it's obvious we have some innate need to expand into new environments. People have been in space almost continuously since 1971 (that'd be ~50 years) and I detailed the history of the technology in this post  about how technology changes things. We keep throwing robots out there as fast and as far as we can. They aren't yet killer robots (we keep those closer to ho