Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage (STScI / AURA) / Hubble-Europe Collaboration
Acknowledgment: D. Padgett (GSFC), T. Megeath (University of Toledo), B. Reipurth (University of Hawaii)
"Though the difference between man and the other animals is enormous, yet one might say reasonably that it is little less than the difference among men themselves . . . Such differences depend upon diverse mental abilities, and I reduce them to the difference between being or not being a philosopher; for philosophy, as the proper nutrient of those who can feed upon it, does in fact distinguish that single man from the common herd in a greater or less degree of merit according as his diet varies." - Galileo
- Blue Origins and now SpaceX have successfully landed their rockets back on earth. This makes for increased reusability and to dramatically lower the cost of spaceflight. One could imagine space elevators to reduce space access even more, but that's maybe ten or more years down the road(yes, times goes by fast!). Here's some youtubes that show these historic events.
Blue Origins was first,
SpaceX just landed their's . . . after like two or three failures. It'll be exciting to see how fast a turnaround time these companies relaunch these space rockets. There's also other exciting space companies to make space colonization/exploration more possible and free of governments who are politically tied down. There's Bigalow inflatable space stations, there's asteroid mining companies. Anyways, the SpaceX video,