Future of manned space flight: a private frontier?

An article I wrote about the future of manned space flight was just published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Drum Unleashed website. It is definitely the freelance article I’m most proud of writing to date 🙂

Rocket and Space Shuttle

Writing freelance articles for big media organisations is fun but it’s even better when you get a free hand to write about a topic that you’re really interested in, in this case the future of space travel and whether nation states will abandon serious investment in manned space flight and be replaced by private entrepreneurial projects.

The unexpected convergence of several space travel related events during the last few months has made me reconsider the potential future of the human race off-world.

As a youngster I obsessively read many of the classic space and exploration science fiction books by authors like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke and Jules Verne. Space is the final frontier for mankind, as less travelled a path as you can get.

Yet the future of manned space flight to the moon and beyond is far from certain, with world leaders like President Obama focused on urgent earthly issues such as kick starting the ailing US economy and the disastrous environmental impacts of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico …. continued at ABC The Drum Unleashed

Future of manned space flight: a private frontier?

3 Replies to “Future of manned space flight: a private frontier?”

  1. Articles like this really get your imagination going. What will spcae travel be like in 50 years from now.

  2. Yeah it really feels better when you get a free hand to write about a topic that you’re really interested into. What you have here is really amazing article! I always watch on Discovery Channel stories like these. I am dreaming to go in outer space and believe it to myself that they are really existing not only on the book and movies! Please continue writing like these I already added you the Blogroll!

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