Reaching the stars get closer than ever
Since the very beginning of mankind, people have been fascinated by the stars above. Dreams of reaching them have long appeared too inconceivable. 50 years ago we left the first human footprint on the surface of the Moon. Are we on the brink of space travel? Are we going to colonise the space soon?
With speeding up of the technological advance on the Earth, space becomes closer than ever. Centuries ago, Leonardo da Vinci sketched first machines that would enable people to fly. A rather bold idea at the dawn of modern times, right?
Half a millennium later, we built first planes. Those centuries old dreams of being side by side birds in the air finally got real. But, as always, we wanted to go beyond. Why limit ourselves in the atmosphere when there is the whole universe waiting to be explored?
It took mankind less than a century to progress from planes to spacecraft. Marking the 50th anniversary since the first landing on the Moon, we still face the same question only the technology evolves quicker than before.
What is our next goal in space? We succeeded to send satellites across the solar system. So far, they are not manned. Envisioned to explore, they have been crossing the space for months. The ultimate goal consists of finding living organisms or at least habitable living conditions outside the Earth.
Spacecraft are flying regularly to the International Space Station nowadays. With SpaceX shuttles, even commercial flights got more affordable. Contemporary visionaries argue that we may be at the edge of space travel revolution. Taking a journey in a spacecraft instead of regular plane flight may be closer than we think. But where to?
The population growth and growing demand for precious resources lead to research of technologies designed for mining on asteroids. Does that mean we are soon going to colonise space? For that sake, we can count on 16,000 asteroids rich in resources that are close to the Earth. Containing precious metals and indispensable water in ice they could become real game changers while establishing colonies on the Moon or Mars.
We all remember the first sci-fi films. The design of computers of space shuttles now makes us laugh. Nevertheless, we now have flying cars and we reached the Moon. By the same logic, we should not underestimate the current sci-fi prediction of the future.
The authors of popular TV series Expanse predicted what problems we could encounter after establishing colonies in space. For sure, living conditions on Earth would likely be more favourable than anywhere else in the Solar system. To what extent could we predict the longterm effect of lower gravitation? Is it conceivable for our civilisation accustomed to millenniums of life on the Earth to just move elsewhere?
These intriguing questions asked by many deserve answers. VytahConf is aiming to provide answers. On the 20th of March, we will host 15 international speakers discussing upcoming space trends and technologies. Come and find out how you can jumpstart your career, business, or education in the space industry.
Meet them and space experts at: www.vytahconf.com