"The Shadow of Olympus"
Emmett M. Smith
November 20, 2012
Read the scifi novel "The Shadow of Olympus" if you want to know what humans should be doing- exploring and coloniozing Mars. Humanity has all of its eggs in one basket now. A large asteroid impact or a nuclear war could destroy civilization on this planet. Also, without a new frontier, technological, economic and social progress on Earth will stagnate. Look what the exploration and colonization of the western hemisphere did for European civilization from 1492 to 1882.
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.