The future of space technology

The James Webb Telescope: What next for space exploration?

Christmas Day of 2021 saw the launch of the most powerful telescope ever developed and named after one of the most important people in the creation of the Apollo space programme. It has the potential to detail planets in other solar systems and even brings us closer to answering some of the biggest questions of life, such as proving the Big Bang Theory.

Everybody loves thinking about space. The mysteries it poses, the way it appears in our culture through sci-fi movies and more. It’s even one of the most popular themes for online games including classics such as Space Invaders or more modern hits like Stellaris. You can even play space-themed online casino games including Starburst and Invaders. 

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The James Webb Space Telescope is truly a remarkable feat for space technology and we can’t wait to see the results. But that’s not the only thing going on in the world right now. We’re about to take a look at some other exciting developments in space technology and put in our two cents about where things could be later in our lifetimes and beyond.

NASA’s Artemis Programme

Following on from the spectacular Apollo missions, NASA is sending people back to the Moon once again with a view to observing the Lunar South Pole. They hope to arrive there and have data back in the year of 2025, so there’s not too long to go!

The programme itself started in 2017, and the first flight, Artemis I, is set to launch later this year. One of the most exciting mission goals of the project is to set a ‘sustainable human presence’ on the Moon, so we’re well on our way to colonising it.

When the world inevitably runs out of resources such as oil and gas, living on other planets or moons might be the only opportunity the human race has to survive. It might sound dramatic and unrealistic right now, but a lot of people think it’s very real. None more so than a certain Elon Musk.

SpaceX on Mars

Elon Musk’s SpaceX project was the first (and by far the biggest) private space company, and it is already well on its way to overtaking NASA in terms of its capabilities. SpaceX has already launched several rockets into space, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the plans Elon Musk has with it.

Next on his radar: colonising Mars. Did you know that over the past year or two, Elon Musk himself has sold most of his private assets (including all of his homes to the point that he now, apparently, lives in a trailer) to fund this project? This sounds like a man confident in his ability to pull this off, and we’re thrilled to see the results.

There are dozens more rockets set to launch throughout 2022, and right now, the SpaceX company is in the process of developing its ‘Starship’. Apparently, it will be capable of sending 100 tons of weight (or 150 people) into space at a time, and one day a development of this idea could be used to send humans to live on Mars.

SpaceX is also interested in building the first-ever ‘Mars City’. We’re not 100% sure what this will look like yet, but we’re super excited to find out.

To Alpha Centauri with Breakthrough Starshot

Speaking of enormously rich tech people, Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner are on the hunt for their piece of the space pie. In 2016, they formed the Breakthrough Starshot company alongside none other than Stephen Hawking with a view to developing interstellar probes (space probes designed to leave our solar system) and exploring deep space.

These probes will be called StarChip, and their overall goal is to reach the solar system of Alpha Centauri, which is approximately 4.2 light-years from Earth. It really is a mind-bending task to consider, but it could take place within our lifetimes, so let’s keep our fingers crossed to see it happen! 


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