November 26, 2012
I dream of Homo sapiens getting together nicely as a global community, with one anthem for all. Then I dream that we visit and familiarise ourselves with all space objects in our local area - the Moon, Mars, comets, asteroids, Venus, and Mercury (the far side). We need to get used to visiting all these near places as we hone our skills and understanding of space travel vehicles and internal sustaining environments such that we learn how to live sustainably over longer and longer excursions away from Earth. This is what I dream about all the time.
An asteroid or comet headed for Earth is the only large-scale natural disaster we can prevent. Working together to fund our Shoemaker NEO Grants for astronomers, we can help save the world.