We, humans, are progressing fast, gound breaking technological advancements occur daily by now, humanity has never before in recorded history gained
so much momentum, and it won't be long till we reach out into the seemingly infinite space and develope new ways to efficiently transport our people
up there, and lets not forget, it should be affordable too.
One term that gains awareness these days is "space tourism", with many public spaceports being planned all around the world and the first spaceport
being opened by Virgin Galactic very soon, will redefine space exploration and how we go about it dramatically...
...that is if we are allowed to go further than a sub-orbital flight.
You know, there are a lot of classified satellites and objects orbiting our planet, and very few know about them, here is a list of classified yet
acknowledged NRO (National Reconnaissance Office) satellites: Link
And I think the list would double/triple if all were to be mentioned at wikipedia
That's just the NRO, what about the Air Force/Navy Space Command? They sure do have classified material flowing about our heads?! I guess it would be
a dead thread if I wouldn't mention flying saucers and space critters, and those black projects of course. How about them?
Well here is an article about Trevor Paglen. Link
BERKELEY, California -- For most people, photographing something that isn't there might be tough. Not so for Trevor Paglen. His shots of 189 secret
spy satellites are the subject of a new exhibit -- despite the fact that, officially speaking, the satellites don't exist.
189? Oh really?!
Let me get to my point of the discussion: Will the space tourism industry fail due to the militarization of space?
Isn't it much easier for the average joe to observe classified material in a, lets say, space hotel/station?
[edit on 20-1-2010 by Clairaudience]