We seem to be entering a new golden age of space exploration but with so many national and commercial players its hard to know what to believe. I take a long look at The Future of Humanity, a new book by Michio Kaku that offers valuable insight into the likely infrastructure of a future space economy.
China now occupies the role once played by the Soviet Union when futurists and science fiction writers imagine the Earth’s political tensions extending into a new era of interplanetary conflict. A brief article for The Norwich Radical in which I try to discern the vector of China’s accelerating space programme.
As successive hurricanes rampage across the warming Atlantic seas, North Korea threatens further nuclear adventures, and the Trump administration ponders the vexed question of the wisdom of honouring the Paris Climate Accord, we can at least find consolation in our impeccable stewardship of the moons of Saturn.