“Hearty” means either generous or passionate. “Hardy” means resistant or rugged.
Also, is it still necessary to say “manned” when you could say “staffed” or “crewed”? I’d like to think there’d be some women space pioneers, not just men.
I discussed this with a friend, so yeah. Quantum physics enabled us to use semiconductors. However, I still don’t agree in using iPhones as a metapher for “the compurer”. To be fair, I don’t agree in Twitter either..
When space tourism becomes viable, it will have to compete against other tourist destinations. Will enough people who spend, for discussion sake, $1M on a vacation choose space rather than earthly destinations? Experience suggests the possibility that many will, at first, but interest will drop sharply afterwards.
And the human race will go out there and fuck it up, just like on Earth. It has already started by leaving an ever increasing pile of garbage in orbit, that is rapidly becoming a hazard to space vehicles & satellites.
At the rate it is going, we will end up building a natural barrier of space garbage that will become a…