the path is clear, the stepping stones are demarcated, totally obvious,
Some high earth orbit platform, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, etc. and beyond, Venus, Mercury the Sun, etc
The problem seems to be the same for any of them. the inability to sustain a human life in those environments.
We are no closer now then we have ever been.
It is the boundary that keeps us earth bound, not politics, religion or finance.
Will it ever be figured out? or are we earth locked forever?
I do believe that if we can discover deep space sustainability, the rest will fall into place like tinker toy legos.