Thursday, October 20, 2011
Read about it here. It seems that a vast majority of university students (and certainly the general public as well) think that we are going out much farther into space on manned missions than we actually are. No surprise about the complacency most seem to feel about exploring it, since if we believe we are already progressing on the manned exploration front there's no reason to want a change.
One point I disagree with the writer on: there are some situations where simple technological progress has made things much easier in spite of less being spent per capita on space, such as the recent ARTEMIS mission that was sent to the moon for free thanks to some amazing orbital calculations.