Space science enters new era of aspiration – colonizing planets – Vladimir Legenko & Yuan Jiang

It’s been about a few weeks since the private US firm SpaceX launched the world’s largest rocket. According to the company, its main goal behind such ventures is the colonization of planets on which humankind may find shelter in case of catastrophic events on Earth.

In spite of stating its goals, SpaceX’s latest venture became the subject of extensive rumors. Why was the company launching a rocket that could put into Earth’s orbit not only one, but a whole group of satellites? Such rockets will be able to carry parts for future space stations and would be helpful in transporting cargo for construction of bases on the moon or Mars.

Read the full article in The Global Times.

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