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Friday, March 3, 2017

Space X Taking Us Closer To Infinity And Beyond

I don’t want my blog to be nothing but posts about bad news or Donald Trump (but I repeat myself!), so here’s a post about some good news. And about science, no less!

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard that scientists have discovered seven planets orbiting a neighboring star:

The good news is that all seven planets are earth-like, with the possibility of them hosting liquid water, and thus providing the potential of one day being habitable by human beings.

The bad news, of course, is that these planets are 39 light years away!

So for anyone wanting to be like Dr. Farnsworth and say “I don’t want to live on this planet anymore”, don’t expect to hop aboard a rocket ship to any of these planets anytime soon.

However, anyone wanting to hop aboard a rocket ship and travel into space may have a chance to do exactly that as soon as next year.

Space X announced plans for a private space tour that will send two potential passengers in a full orbit of the Moon and back to the Earth:

Obviously, space tourism is not a new thing, as many private space companies have launched multi-millionaires into the Earth’s atmosphere, but this proposed space flight will take its private passengers further than any other private space flight before it.

With so much progress being made by Space X, it seems only a matter of time until they finally move forward with their manned Mars mission. Next year, the moon. The year after, Mars? We can only dream!