|As you may have noticed Neil Armstrong died a few days ago. This could turn out to be a good thing! It seems to have brought up the fact that our attempts to continue space exploration are just pathetic at the moment. Who would have believed when man walked on the moon that the walk would be the limit of man’s physical presence in the universe today.
In science fiction such as the hitchhikers guide to the universe and Star Trek we see things coming from science fiction into reality such as the Babel Fish (this fish is put into your ear to translate alien languages, The modern day equivalent is the smart phone which can be used as a translator) and tablets such as the iPad which can be compared to the computer in Star Trek that they all carry around and that has the answer to everything.
Science fiction should be looked at as a guide to what is going to happen in the future which I believe will be a man on Mars. There are a lot of problems with this such as the distance when compared to the moon and trying to keep the humans alive from such threats as radiation and flares from the sun.
Neil Armstrong has made people think and it’s quite sad that his death may be what is required to motivate us all. Let’s not forget that the stars are out there as well. It will happen but when it’s another point entirely or it may be that the human race gets annihilated by an extinction events such as nuclear war or an asteroid impact and we have to leave it to an alien race to colonise the universe.