There’s been a lot of talk about space exploration and development. Here’s a slightly more practical sounding vision from the United Launch Alliance (ULA).
If you’re not familiar with ULA, it’s “a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. U.S. government launch customers include both the Department of Defense and NASA, as well as other organizations. With ULA, Lockheed and Boeing held a monopoly on military launches for more than a decade, until the US Air Force awarded a GPS satellite contract to SpaceX in 2016.” That’s a quote from Wikipedia.
With all of the talk lately about going to Mars, particularly after Elon Musk’s recent presentation of his Life to Mars vision, I’ve been giving some thought to what I really think about space travel in the near future. I’ll write that up soon. In the mean time, this video seems to ring a bit more in tune with my off the cuff, poorly informed, guesses.