Dawn of space age dealth with the development of human brain which enhanced the technology far beyond the expectations.From mere transportation of people through ships to the development of motar cars marked the begining of last century.As we turn back and look into the progress in last 50 years, its unbelivable what took centuries to evolve and involve it took only a matter of years to do so.All the credit goes to the competition in showing the dominance between the two super powers United States and Russia.The appliances used for our day to day activities to the very own intelligent smart phones not only helped in the growth of technology through lightning speed but also helped in knowing the boundaries beyond light years of stellar existence.Thanks to the space race we marvelled at our own existence.For further reference of this topic you can go through my another article “Are We Alone (Imagining our existence through reason)…?“
I was curious about the mars ever since i was a kid, the interest in the planetary science and astronomy seeped into my vision when i was learning science on class 10, which revealed about the birth and death of stars.Wow i was thrilled to know that even stars have a time lapse.Felt the awe for the first time in those days.I made my own toy planetaurim colleted and designing various objects and coloring them together to make it look like the satellites and celestial bodies.I hunged them and called them as my observatory.My father gifted me a Telescope in those days i looked into the past life of the stars.
The affair with planet mars started in 2003-4 period of time when i heard and watched the news about the spirit and oppurtunity mission from NASA.The interest in the mission enhanced my whole idea of the Red planet. I was really thrilled looking into the mission and even now i feel goosebumps when i see the landings on youtube.I made my own toy robot of the rovers by breaking my remote controlled car i had.I still remeber my science teachers who thought me and in school and college wow i miss those days of curiosity.The columbia disaster gave me deep pain where i sat and watched our own icon K.C (Kalpana Chawla) and others dedicating their life for science.Its going to be a decade soon as NASA marks the 10th Anniversary of their mission on coming Feb 1st. Recent successful Curiosity mission increased my curiousness again to know the planet as a whole.
The moon mission helped the scientists, astronauts and also the common people about the passion and determination for space.The promise made by the then president of US John F Kennedy inspires not only me but also the whole community of passionate intellectuals by constructed study of space science.Soon i was fasicnated and wondered its been decades since the moon mission , the ambition the determination involved then is not possible today why?? may be the government? people?? the answer still holds a mystery.We as a human not only proved our existence far behind our ancestors who proved by building pyramids and writing their history on stone tablets, guess what we sent the message to the Aliens or any intellectaul species through the gold plate which is travelling far beyond the limits of our solar system in one of the voyager spacecraft.
Mars our Future home? guess what the earth which we live today may in future become our past as we inhabit in Mars, future who knows what will comes ahead beyond my death??.But ts interesting to study the facts about the possibility of Mars mission.In 1990′s Robert Zubrin made an execllent attempt to make a mars mission but his idea was totally withdrawn from the government dont know why.It was really and excellent idea, mars has the same hours(24 hour) format for days as that of Earth,.By terraforming ( we are good at it ) we can bring back the lost dead planet back to life.His famous book “The Case for Mars” (Hope ill read one day) and a video on youtube“The Mars Underground” (Watched it too good ) is an excellent source for the people who are interested in this field of research. Who knows in future may be our next generation will talk about this blog and also share our dreams together with their friends and family on our neighbouring planet mars.Last but not least save our planet then only we can think of others ….
“Learn science increase your creativity and have the hunger to learn more, we all have one consious life why to lose it” Sandesh S