With the last Shuttle launch earlier this week, I started wondering why we slowed down so much in our space exploration. Yes we’ve sent small robots to Mars, on the mars rovers missions, but we really haven’t sent humans past the moon since the JFK era.
If you really think about it, we sent a man to the moon in a matter of years, but we’ve been stuck in the space race for some time. So much in fact, that private companies are jumping into the picture to take people to Mars. I’m sure they will still be needing the help of NASA, but they wont be funding the project’s anymore.
I found this video on Youtube narrated by Carl Sagan reminding us why we need to go to outer space.