Hi all –
Don’t know if any of you saw the wonderful Opinion piece in the NY Times today by Carolyn Porco, a planetary scientist working on the Cassini mission. It’s about what might have been had NASA’s Apollo program (and the Saturn V) continued uninterrupted from the 1960s, and a very hopeful vision of what the renewed NASA drive for the Moon (and later, Mars) could be in the first half of the 21st Century.
I, for one, am very susceptible to this kind speculation about past and future (maybe that’s why I write SF).
I desperately hope this vision comes to pass.
Check it out: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/20/opinion/20porco.html