Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty

Forward to infinity

Hugo A. Durantini Luca

November 26, 2012

There are many ways to deal with space exploration, with human presence or through robotic avatars. I think what both options are valid and important, for example robotics avatars enable future human presence thanks to their experiments but after you need genuine human ingenuity to take the next steps. Human exploration of our solar system can be made possible with enough work and constant dedication. I know what human interstellar travels are only a matter of science fiction right now, but again if we work hard enough future generations of humans, after colonization of the solar system maybe can take that journey.

Speaking of "today" space exploration, I wish to see missions to Europa and Titan, new surfaces explorations of Venus, orbiters in the most outer planets. There is much to be know and much science to be discovered, we can't give up in this if we want a long future for human kind. A moon base is the ideal first permanent human presence in space, and after a Mars one. Both with different challenges for each. This process must be constant and only will be possible with the work of several generations devote to this kind of endeavor, our generation will not see much of this, but as Sagan says: "We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars." We must not only think in future years or decades of human science and exploration, but think also in the next centuries.


Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.
Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

Essential Advocacy

Our Advocacy Program provides each Society member a voice in the process.

Funding is critical. The more we have, the more effective we can be, translating into more missions, more science, and more exploration.



Beyond The Horizon, There's More To Explore!

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Us

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Join The Planetary Society

Let’s explore the cosmos together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!