Humans haven’t been on the Moon for over 30 years and as a result it’s easy to think that the “space age” is over and our exploration of the universe is over. I frequent space forums and this attitude is always present, and as a result of all this negative thinking one person decided to react. And the reaction is great.
Annalee Newitz’s response to the idea the space age is dead is a great read and will fill you with optimism about all things space and science related!
Not only are we actually visiting every damn nook and cranny in our solar system â€” and sending back some of the most awe-inspiring images and data you’ve ever seen â€” but we areÂ not doing it like idiots. We are exploringbeforeÂ we shoot our fragile little bodies out there into the radiation-saturated unknown. That is what a smart species does. Back pats for all theÂ Homo sapiensÂ who decided to send a robot to MarsÂ beforeÂ sending astronauts.