Taking the first step to the last place to explore
December 2, 2012
Nothing else beats space exploration. While we don't know everything there is to know about our own planet, humans are only interested in exploitation. They're destroying things before they're even discovered. BUT go out into space, & they'll never be able to conquer it! The best humans can hope for is DIFFERENT! There's nothing to DESTROY on the moon, Mars, or other - they can turn those worlds into vibrant, other places we can transform. Colonies can be jettisoned out into space where they can drift indefinitely, almost putting an end to overpopulation. THAT's what interests me about space: the possibilites are endless!
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.