Space Travel Coming of Age?

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When I was reading science fiction as a kid, it seemed like a normal thing to have moon rockets and shuttles and interplanetary rockets all lined up at a spaceport, ready to launch to the stars. Are we almost there yet? Here’s a NASA photo of a SpaceX rocket with a Dragon spacecraft on the pad, ready to take a private crew to the International Space Station. In the background is the gigantic Artemis 1 moon rocket, ready for testing prior to its planned launch to the moon, a first uncrewed test flight prior to sending humans back to the moon. (story here)

We’re not there yet, maybe, but it’s on the horizon.

SpaceX and SLS/Orion (aka Artemis) at the Kennedy spaceport at Cape Canaveral.
SpaceX and SLS/Orion (aka Artemis) at the Kennedy spaceport at Cape Canaveral. (NASA photo via Space.com)

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