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Celebrating Space Exploration
Posted by: GardenGrrl, 5:43 PM GMT on June 05, 2012
This is an amazing year for space exploration and star gazing. Watching the live feed of Spacex Dragon docking to the International Space Station put goosebumps on my arms.
Science fiction has long predicted we would explore the cosmos. The day the Dragon docked to the ISS marked the real start to space travel. It's not the government, but private industry who will colonize the galaxies. Each generation their own group of genuises that bring us new tech.
Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell; American giants followed by Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce who invented the pivotal semi-conductor chip. We now have Elon Musk and his associates to bring us new marvels.
This is truly a historic time. It seems fitting that we have the Venus Transit across the the sun. The world will not see this again until 2117. What fancies will become reality then? Will we "surf" planet orbits to skip through the galaxy? Discover "space currents" to sail? The biggest question, will we perfect FTL?