The Indulgence of Space Travel

Space travel should be encouraged. If humanity continues to expand its numbers at the present rate of increase, unchecked by plague pestilence and war, it is likely that humanity will need for find a second home, somewhere in the universe, or become extinct. Colonising other worlds is our only option for our species, if you take the long term view. If you take the longest term view our sun will die and our life on our planet will become untenable. It is right that we should devote some of our resources to space travel and exploration.  Continue reading