Space exploration is a lot like the internet in that it’s always growing, but also like the internet in that we don’t really know how to measure its growth. Big leaps are made every day by companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement. The next 7 years could see some huge changes in how humans explore space (and beyond), from putting boots on asteroids to sending an astronaut to Mars.
Space tourism is the concept of spaceflight designed for the purpose of leisure travel. It could be an important part of the space economy, especially in the early stages. The first commercial suborbital flight is likely to carry tourists who do not have any special skills or qualifications. They may simply want to fly into space and experience zero gravity and see Earth from above (the so-called “overview effect”).
In the future, it might be possible to offer suborbital flights that make several orbits around Earth after launch, which would allow passengers more time in space than on a conventional rocket flight; but this would probably require more powerful rockets than those used today.
Satellite broadband is a way to get high-speed internet access to remote areas, where traditional cable and DSL connections are not available.
The technology is relatively new, but satellites have been used for many years to relay data between the satellite and ground stations. These days, they can also be used for internet access, TV and phone calls.
Asteroids are the Earth’s most valuable resource. They’re rich in minerals, and there’s a lot of them out there. We can mine them for platinum, gold, rare earth elements and more. The water and oxygen they contain is invaluable to us. The platinum alone could be worth trillions of dollars!
Find alien life
After all, we don’t know if there is any other life in the universe and it would be amazing to find out. We could learn more about ourselves, our planet and way of thinking but also get a unique perspective on things.
The first step in actually finding alien life is to identify whether a planet is habitable (i.e., has conditions that are suitable for the development of living organisms), or not. This can be done by looking at various characteristics of their atmosphere, such as temperature and pressure.
If you have identified that there is potential for life on this world then what next? Well if your aim was to prove that life exists elsewhere in our solar system then you would probably want some proof from which we could extract DNA or RNA molecules from samples collected from said planet’s surface using robotic rovers – much like those sent by NASA during their most recent mission to Mars!
A better Moon mission
The Apollo program was an exciting time for space travel. But the need for American heroes has changed. Now, it’s time for a woman (or possibly two) to walk on the Moon.
The first woman to walk on the Moon was a Russian cosmonaut named Valentina Tereshkova, who made her way there in 1963. Later, Neil Armstrong was selected from among many applicants as part of NASA’s Apollo program; he became the first man to set foot on our satellite in 1969.
A manned Mars mission
When we talk about Mars, we’re talking about a long-term goal. The first step is getting to the Moon. As you know, this isn’t easy. Challenges include radiation and long-term health effects on the astronauts. It will take a lot of time and money.
But NASA has plans for a manned Mars mission in 2033! That’s right: people are already making plans for how they’re going to get there, not just what they’ll do once they arrive in this unknown world.
Live on the Moon
You might think that living on the moon is impossible, but it’s possible and even worthwhile. You see, the moon has some pretty awesome features that make it an ideal place to live:
- No atmosphere—there is no air in space to breathe or weather to endure, so you won’t have to worry about either of those things.
- No radiation—the sun can be harmful if you spend too much time outside without protection, but since there’s no atmosphere on the moon and therefore no ozone layer trapping harmful solar radiation (like they do here on Earth), there are no risks associated with exposure to UV light.
- No earthquakes or volcanoes—you don’t have any natural disasters like earthquakes or volcanoes that could harm your survival as a colony on this planetless rock floating around our solar system!
Mars is the most Earth-like planet in our solar system. It has a similar day length and orbit around the Sun, as well as a relatively thin atmosphere and water ice at its poles.
According to NASA’s website, Mars has “the potential for sustaining life” because it contains an atmosphere that supports liquid water on its surface. However, this atmosphere is very thin (only one percent of Earth’s) so humans would need spacesuits while they were exploring or doing research on Mars.
Build a space elevator
A space elevator is a proposed type of vertical transportation system. It consists of a cable or ribbon traveling from the surface of the earth into outer space, used to transport payloads from a planetary surface to an orbital height.
As its name suggests, it would consist of a cable or ribbon traveling from the surface of the earth into outer space, used to transport payloads from a planetary surface to an orbital height. The idea has been around since 1895 when Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky first wrote about his concept called “Earth-Circling Spaceship” where he imagined using materials such as steel, glass and concrete at heights ranging between 35 km (21 miles) and 100 km (62 miles).
The idea behind this concept is that by using materials with low density such as carbon nanotubes or boron nitride nanotubes you can have very high strength-to-weight ratios which would make it possible for them to support huge masses without needing massive amounts of material as we see in traditional steel cables or chains today
Humans may be able to accomplish some ambitious space exploration in the next 7 years.
In the next 7 years, humans may be able to accomplish some ambitious space exploration. A space elevator is a proposed structure for a human-made object in space that is held in place by its own weight and is used to lift cargo up from Earth’s surface to outer space. It would be an alternative to rockets for launching payloads into orbit and beyond.
As you can see, humans have a lot of ambitious plans for space exploration in the next 7 years. We’re not quite there yet, but we’ve made huge strides in recent years and it won’t be long before we reach interstellar travel.