posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 10:40 PM
SO here is how I think it can get rolling by 2050. I think at some point before 2020 (I am trying to be optimistic) NASA will make a decision on some
new shuttle or craft design that will seek the most qualified bidder to make initial prototypes. It will be about seven years until realization from
bidding to a proven and demonstrated prototype. So now we are on the tail end of the 2020's, lets just say 2027.
Virgin Galactic will pitch in and the ESA and other private ventures hopefully with agreeing to a list of standards to streamline across the board for
the industry. This ensure that any craft and/or parts built by the likes of Boeing, Lockheed, Airbus will be interchangeable and compatible with
hardware and software designed and produced by Cisco, Microsoft, LG, Samsung, Nvidia etc etc.. so long as it is within that industry regardless of
which factory it was made in as long as it follows the standards.
Ltes give that 3 -5 years more eh??
Now that all the bureaucracy is out of the way (jeez it only takes like twenty years), we partner up with the mining and energy sector who have
already been studying technology and methods for harvesting the Helium 3 on the moon in anticipation of the day when government and industry clear the
regulatory hurdles. By 2040 the first generation of mining and maintenance equipment is landed on the moon to begin simply storing all the harvested
energy supply. This will be utilized by the next generation of equipment to be landed hopefully within the decade. I would like to believe the urgency
and seriousness of the space age will finally be on everyday peoples minds again enough to ensure speedy expectations (especially with shareholder
meetings and quarterly earnings targets to be hit)
The second generation mining equipment will be more efficient and faster with the information gathered from the years in service, and even begin with
modest surface dwellings and processing wings. At that point we will have entered the 2050's and the ball is now rolling to launch beta missions into
the asteroid belt with unmanned systems.
Now I am only fearful of the progress that our rivals in the East will get ahead of us considering they are less in debt to foreign entities and have
more assets and less generational obligations to meet. Not to mention they have closed the technology gap lead we have maintained for the last few
decades in regards to capabilities and production capacity. Not necessarily measured by access to the citizens of course.
Damn man I am so excited I think I want to right a story on this very topic based on the timeline through the end of the century.