Computer games will be so life like, everyone will play them!
A new film about the history and future of computer games was recently released on Netflix. It covers the coming age of photo realistic simulations that allow people to take part in situations they would never normally experience. This will be a great training tool for future astronauts. You can watch the trailer below:
The loss of life in SpaceShip Two's tragic crash could derail commercial space flights.
Alex Roland a former NASA historian at Duke University claims "The crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two raises serious concerns about the future of commercial human spaceflight, including the imperatives of time and money that beset all who try to fly humans in space with existing technology,
Richard Branson has been famously secretive about the finances of Virgin Galactic, but it is undeniable that his problems have just grown ominously worse.
At the minimum, Virgin Galactic will have to pay replacement costs for the lost SpaceShip Two, pay for the accident investigation, and pay increased costs for insurance, all of which will further delay the flights that might begin paying off the company’s sunk costs. This tragic accident casts a long shadow over the prospects for commercial, human spaceflight anytime soon.
The special demands of flying humans safely, reliably and economically compound their challenges — not just to break even financially but to recover development costs and even generate a profit."
It is tragic that one of the pilot's lost their life, there is a lot of rumor's and false accusations currently directed at Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic, we need to wait for the NTSB report and avoid placing inappropriate blame on people.
Is is worth people dying to expand human frontiers?
According to Newscientist, the answer is a clear yes. We have to agree with them because without pushing frontiers, we don't make progress, and without progress we can become stagnant and risk dying.
Of course there are challenges anytime we expand human frontiers. Landing on the Moon was a huge achievement, but we lost lives along the way in the race to reach the Moon. Those lives lost make it possible for us to expand horizons. We now have the technology and know how to colonize the Moon; just not the political or financial will to do it. As soon as we colonize the Moon, private enterprise will follow making it cheaper, safer, and more reliable than now. Think of early flight compared to the commercial jet air planes we have now. They are far safer, far cheaper, and have opened up mass air travel to the masses. The same will be true for space tourism.
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