Sunday, August 24, 2008

Four Reasons Not to Give Up on Interstellar Travel

Ahhh I knew someone else would jump at this. When rocket scientists recently concluded that humanity would never reach the stars, the comments started a firestorm of comments on this blog.( earlier article Man will never reach the stars ) Now IO9 lists four reason not to give up on the stars just yet:
  1. We are likely to develop new propulsion methods.
  2. Humans could figure out ways to endure long space journeys.
  3. Earth is not the only source of fuel.
  4. We may yet discover a way to achieve faster-than-light travel.
The IO9 article makes a good point on each number and follows our earlier discussion. It's still worth the read though. Check it out HERE

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