posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 10:53 AM
If not this time, then the next time, or the one after that. Space will not be explored by governments, but by humans. Exploration has always been the
province of those with daring and hope and curiosity. These people have often used governments as a springboard, but in the end, it was always
The Lewis and Clark journey was a government job, and in many respects it paved the way to a new frontier. But the opening of the western lands was a
story of trappers and prospectors and homesteaders and all the needs and desires of a varied group of individuals.
Space will be the same, on a different scale, and with different means. But it too will be more about the fulfilling of private desires than the
desires of nations. So if not this time, then there will be a time, somewhere, somewhen.