Thursday, April 1, 2010
It's time to get started. Commercial endeavors have proven themselves capable of making spaceworthy vehicles. Mankind should have started building permanent spacecraft for exploration in the '70s. It's never too late to start, until we ruin our civilization and send ourselves back to the stoneage. I believe that has happened more than once. Anyway, enough of my speculations on ancient civilizations. The point that I want to make in this blog is that I want to challenge everyone that reads these musings to start forming and implementing plans to build and fly a "Star Trek: Enterprise" type spacecraft (I know that we are not technologically advanced enough for star travel) to explore our Solar System. A craft that could be called on to explore the inner planets and even go as far as Jupiter's moons. It is within our grasp with current technology and certainly obtainable economically. Even if all we do is collect $5 per month per person that follows this blog. We could show the resolution that mankind has to expand our horizons and explore space. I'm not advocating that anyone send me anything. I am hoping that someone will want to organize a non-profit group to make this happen. I read the hoax that someone at Google put up today about "Virgle". Well, it doesn't have to be an April Fools Joke. This can be real in our lifetimes. We don't need to wait for any government or group of governments to get together to do this. If we do, it will never get done. I don't see any heads of state with the determination that JFK showed in the '60s. Help me now! Post it here and promote this blog and it will happen. Thanks for your attention. MK.