Space – the undiscovered, undisclosed, unknown segment of this universe filled with mysteries and facts waiting to be researched by us. It appears to be hollow from within, with the absence of matter, but is the seat for many magnificent wonders. Man has been trying to unravel these mysteries hidden in space for ages.
After Neil Armstrong became the first man to land on the Moon in 1969, things haven’t changed much in history. In the 1980s, US President Ronald Reagan announced the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), also known as Star Wars in 1983 to develop a sophisticated defense system against possible Soviet missile attacks. This program created a major boost for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Entrepreneurs like Elon Musk have a vision of making space travel a reality by sheer innovation and cost reduction. He is the CEO of SpaceX, which has successfully launched rockets into space and more importantly, brought them back to earth. This has made a single rocket reusable. This was never possible before. Other big names who are in the race to making space travel possible are Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic.
With our science progressing with such great speed, we hope it is soon possible for at least a significant part of us could travel to space as it is required with our growing population and needs. With visionary leaders such as Elon Musk, the chance of that happening in our lifetimes is high.
ARYA VIDYA MANDIR BANDRA WEST