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“I believe that the long-term future of the human race must be in space. It will be

difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next

hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million.

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Let’s hope

we can avoid dropping the basket until we have

spread the load. Our only chance of longterm

survival is not to remain looking inward

on planet Earth but to spread out into

space. We have made remarkable

progress in the last hundred

years.

But if we want to

continue beyond the next

hundred

years,

our

future is in space.” -Stephen Hawking, Big Think


resulting from such current events as the shuttering of the n a s a a t l a n t i s s p a c e m i s s i o n s i n 2 0 11 , a n d i n n o v a t o r s s u c h as richard branson founding space travel company virgin galactic, it is evident that the privatization of space travel is on the horizon. as our world economies recover from global recession, reflect on predicted apocalyptic doom, and react to increasingly limited resources, individuals reach a moment of reflection, introspection, and outward curiosity for a fresh start in the unknown universe at large. the journey to space is both inward and outward, the vast s c o p e n e a r l y i n c o m p r e h e n s i b l e . To a t t e m p t u n d e r s t a n d i n g is to push the boundary of fantasy and conventional thinking, dreamlike in its expanse, free-form yet mathematically ordered. dare to explore the dark unknown, for there is the light of a million suns washing over the powdery surface of distant foreign lands.

“o n l y t h o s e w h o a t t e m p t t h e absurd will achieve the impossible� m.c. escher


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- philip lepage


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we are “nostalgic for the future,� in a perpetual state of becoming -rye dag holmboe


“what is real and what is imaginary? is the distinction just in our minds?� -stephen hawking


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