Ethan Explains Space Race Problem
So many of us have dreamt of going into space. Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Paul Allen are all in the private space race game as it is no longer exclusively the domain of government entities. Yesterday, Musk’s SpaceX suffered a big setback with the massive explosion of one of its rockets yesterday in Florida. Worse yet, it had a Facebook Internet satellite payload on it, which perished atop the rocket.
Since rockets are just massive explosions that we attempt to harness and direct, why are we still using them as propulsion into space? Why aren’t these billionaire pioneers moving away from that 20th century technology? Especially since it is obviously and inherently dangerous. Why not work on developing the 21st century space elevator using cutting-edge materials like the breakthrough futuristic material graphene?
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