Planetary Society Co-Founder Says Humans Will Settle Mars, But That Will Be the Last Stop for …

The Mission to Mars is at the forefront of everyone’s minds in terms of human spaceflight and space colonization, but since we’re never satisfied, we generally tend to assume that Mars would be a stepping stone to exploring and possibly colonizing other deep space locations. But according to astronautics engineer and Planetary Society co-founder Louis Friedman, human exploration of space will stop with Mars- at least on a physical level. We will continue to explore the universe using virtual technologies, but manned missions will cease once we make Mars our home away from home. Culturally, Friedman believes that humans are explorers, and that space exploration will continue in some form “forever.” But as our society becomes more technologically proficient, it will become less and less necessary for humans to undergo…


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