“There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program — your tax-dollar will go further.” –Wernher von Braun
Over the past 100 years, we’ve gone from looking out at a Universe whose very nature — the stars, nebulae, and even the planets — were virtually unknown to us. And because of the investment we’ve made as an entire world in the endeavor of science, it’s almost breathtaking to realize how far we’ve come.
But the big question — the one no one seems to be asking — is where do we go from here? Where do we want to go, where do we need to go, what is it we should be learning, pursuing, investigating and investing in? And why aren’t we doing it?