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Future of Space Travel: 2017-2050 – Short Documentary Video



over 47 years ago Neil Armstrong took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind he was followed by 11 other astronauts who left their footprints on lunar soil decades later no human being has traveled past low-earth orbit are we destined to remain tethered to our home world or the time finally right for Humanity to move into the final frontier this is the future of space travel from 2017 to 2050 current advancements in space flight center around lowering the costs of space travel by reusing first stage rocket components in March 2017 SpaceX successfully reef Lu an orbital class booster an accomplishment that will pave the way for future manned mission to Mars by 2050 humans will likely have set foot on the Red Planet SpaceX plans to send its first robotic probes to Mars in 2020 with a man voyage scheduled for 2026 NASA's time line is more conservative with the robotic payload planned for the late 2020s and a manned mission targeted for the early 2030s both the CNS a and ver cosmos are also pushing for manned missions in 2040 s manned lunar expeditions are also likely to occur well before 2050 SpaceX has announced that it will fly to private citizens around the moon in 2018 NASA is also studying a crude lunar mission to orbit the celestial body in 2021 this would be followed by further missions that could potentially be the first step in constructing the deep space a gateway an international sister Space Station the C NSA has proposed to land on the surface of the moon from 2025 to 2030 the ESA JAXA and Bri cosmos are also studying similar expeditions that would take place around the year 2025 while manned missions tend to receive the most publicity most of humanity's knowledge about foreign worlds comes from robotic exploration in the form of orbiters Rovers and Landers orbiters have been used to study numerous celestial bodies including the Sun Moon Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter and Saturn except for the Sun and Saturn Landers have entered the atmospheres of the previous extraterrestrial objects as well Rovers have only visited Mars and the moon but all three types of robotic spacecraft are likely to visit other worlds by 2050 nASA has proposed a mid 2020s mission to explore the surface of Europa an icy moon of Jupiter that could harbour earth-like life and its subsurface oceans the agency is also studying a 2021 mission to visit Saturn sixth largest moon Enceladus another body with an internal ocean although exploration of the solar system is likely to expand through the middle of the century the study of interstellar bodies is another interesting possibility as of today the farthest man-made object is Voyager 1 which after 40 years of travel is approximately 19 light hours from Earth and interstellar space it would still require several millennia to reach the nearest star system in its path the breakthrough starshot initiative aims to solve this problem by launching miniaturized probes at relativistic speeds towards Proxima Centauri there are no major deal-breakers with the proposal and the project counts physicists Stephen Hawking among its advisors this would be done by firing a group of lasers at the craft which would employ solar sails to accelerate while the engineering hurdles are large a launch before 2050 is certainly feasible with the probes reaching Proxima Centauri after 20 years both robotic and manned exploration of deep space are set to advance in the coming decades after a 40-year hiatus and manned voyagers beyond low-earth orbit private companies and governmental agencies are ready to push into the final frontier once again robotic journeys once restricted to nearby planets will expand to include potentially life harboring moons and perhaps even interstellar worlds in 2050 humanity will look back on its recent past to see a species that has opened its eyes stretched its legs and leaped beyond the horizon for more videos like this please subscribe to the channel and leave a comment below if you have any suggestions thanks for watching and I'll see everyone in the next video

Yvette Parker

39 Comments

  1. What are you most excited about for the future of space travel?

  2. One day I will have a hotel on the moon. Earth IS the alien planet and people are just human beings evolving into aliens. I can't wait to see the first structure on another planet.

  3. Where can I find the picture from 3:40. Can you kindly share a link??

  4. Yes we have not been to another planet, however we have learned to live in space in these past years.

  5. I am not optimistic about any plans the US has for space exploration. Every 4 to 8 years there is a new president elected who has different views on space exploration and ends up cutting the budget of NASA and/or attempting to change what NASA is doing. Similar things happen with China's, India's, Japan's, and the ESA.

    As for private sector endeavors, until plans for asteroid mining come to fruition and the profit motive for such plans is actualized, not much is going to happen. SpaceX's Mars plans are awesome, but they have seen setback after setback. I don't think they are going to get to Mars.

  6. please explain what the earth did after the theus collision, where oil comes from

  7. i hope that mi alive when 2 people go to mars that way when im older i can tell my kids that ''someone is on that planet'''

  8. If the world came together, we could achieve so much as a species. But instead we would rather spend trillions and trillions on weapons for killing each other, if we used all the money that was spent on war this past century on space travel, humans would have walked on mars 10 years ago. If Aliens do exist and are observing our behavior right now, It's no suprise we haven't seen them yet. They must think we're just stupid, paranoid sociopathic apemen.

  9. Really a giant leap for mankind ,a good one …I wish if I could explore space

  10. I hope i get to be an astronaut on something good.I mean that the learning is going to be easier so i can do it. I think not,but i hope so.It would be my NO.1 wish to be a human who left earth,and came back…😔😢

  11. If America swapped the NASA budget with the Military budget we'd be on Mars already…..

  12. ready to see humans not colonize eachother but other worlds. beurocracy and crap are sure to continue but as a species we will be interplanetary.. let that sink in. We just need to make it.

  13. The Mars mission will not convince me that we would be a space faring civilization. It would take the construction of a Stanford Torus at a Lunar Lagrange point to convince me. Once a Stanford Torus has been completed then we would have the infrastructure and workforce in space to become space farers. A Mars colony, if the colonists are not sterilized by the radiation during the trip, would result in generations of health and development problems till evolution adapts them to Mars low gravity. Building a large centrifuge could mimic Earth gravity but I doubt they would do anymore than bury a few Dragon capsules and inflatable structures to provide a suitable shielded habitat. What I want to see are robots building a radiation and micrometeorite shield for a Stanford Torus out of the regolith of the Moon or of near Earth asteroids because then a habitat like the Nautilus could be piloted into the shielded volume to provide a safe work camp from which the pressure hull habitat of the Stanford Torus could be built. A mega structure like the Stanford Torus would be a huge project but the first one can be quite small and most of it would be the shielding which would basically be packed regolith, literally sandbags 40 feet thick. If water and dry ice are found and we already know that the Moon has some and type C asteroids are full of them, carbon monoxide and hydrogen gases can be formed. With those two gases, the Fischer Tropsch process can produce plastics just as we use that process to make shopping bags, these plastics could be what regolith is stuffed into or could be used as a binder to hold pulverized regolith together, both stuffing sandbags and laying down a molten plastic regolith goop are easily automated and the Moon is close enough for both transport and remote control. Only a small portion of the shielding belt need to be built for a small Nautilus work camp to be shielded and we could then have workers controlling the construction without any time delay plus the ability to go out and fix things. The Mars mission is a pityful step towards a space future while just a few robots digging up moon dirt gathering dry ice and water and 3d printing the radiation shield would be a big step even if we only built a few of them to begin with. Really, it would cost less to get started on the Stanford Torus then to go to Mars and the long term prospects holds far more rewards to humanity than a Mars colony.

  14. A lot of grammar inaccuracies, Thing’s are Going To be different More advanced Than what Is shown In The video.

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