Buried on the back pages of the internet I saw the best news in decades. Elon Musk is going to send his personal Tesla Roadster into space and into orbit around Mars. What an awesome story! Cutting edge technology in cars and rockets, combined with personal ambitions.
It is the back pages that have the real news, headlines, not so much these days.
It is the advance in technology that that brings personal gain to us all. Such an adventurer seems silly at the outset, however the educational aspects of the simply asked why could fill volumes. Think of all the advantages to society that have occurred because of the space race to the moon in the sixties. Our understanding of the universe, the advent of the microchip. International space cooperation to name but a very few.
I applaud Elon Musk, and raise my glass to his success in this bold undertaking.