Cariann and Ben,
Its great to see yet another episode of Spacevidcast. Cariann – your presence is amazing! You and Ben work amazing together.
Personally, I think there should be public space travel, since everybody should have the experience of seeing other planets. Not just the rich folks, but every day geeks like us!
Ben stresses this a lot, and I agree with him 450% ( I don’t know why I put the extra 50 🙂 ) but we can’t depend on Earth. It doesn’t bring everything we need, and we can’t depend on it. The moon is the next best place to go.
Keep on with the great show,
Einstein’s equation states that if you want a spacecraft or any object to reach speeds close to that of light it will require enormous energy. The only power source capable of providing that much energy is the sun or stars, in general. Beaming light to far distances in space as always been a problem due to diffraction but this will be over come with super lens technology which uses meta materials. Super lasers, in particular, will beam energy to distance spacecraft as they orbit the sun.
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