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Every minute of every day a jet aircraft takes off to carry cargo and passengers for hundreds, even thousands of kilometres. Men and women have lived and worked for months at a time in orbiting space stations. Twelve men have walked the Moon.
In the developed world, life without a motor car would be unthinkable for millions.
A few nuclear bombs could wipe out civilization as we know it. Given the way technology has altered our lives in the past century, it’s hard to imagine what’s going to happen in the next. Or is it?
In the United States, scientists at NASA – the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – are hard at work developing new technology. Technology that will make it possible for us to live and work on the Moon, to travel to Mars, to send manned missions to other parts of our solar system and one day, perhaps, beyond it.
So let’s step into the future, and learn a little about what tomorrow’s world may be.
Culled from: The Dark Side Of The Moon (book) by William Corlett