world of weird things podcast: why crewed spaceflight is here to stay

Despite constant criticism, we’re still sending humans into orbit. And there are some very good reasons to not only keep doing it but to expand space travel as much as we can.
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Whenever you praise human spaceflight or space tourism a bit too loudly around the wrong people, you’re bound to get assailed by seemingly morally unassailable criticisms of space exploration being a luxury we can ill afford when we have so many pressing problems right here on Earth. But what if we were to tell you that not only does sending humans into space barely makes a microscopic dent in global budgets, it’s also good for us long term and may hold one of the keys to getting our civilization out of its current consumerism-obsessed, self-destructive, soul-crushing rut?

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Articles covered or touched on in this episode…

The Three Good Things You Missed As The World Was Ending
Why We Need To Return To The Moon And Do The Other Things
World Of Weird Things Podcast: Why Space Travel Makes You Care About The Earth
World Of Weird Things Podcast: How Exploring The Solar System Will Un-Domesticate Us

Related articles and further reading…

An Interview With Charles Simonyi

Intro/outro by Absolute Valentine, courtesy of Lazerdiscs Records

# podcast // commercial spaceflight / human spaceflight / space tourism


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