What's up? Mars is suddenly all the talk. Elon Musk wants to go to Mars. Now, President Donald Trump is telling Marines they're going there.
The President, In interesting comments earlier this week, to Marines in San Diego, described a future where space is recognized as a "war-fighting domain." He called for the development of a "space force" to meet that need. Finally, he promised we are going to Mars. Here is a snippet from his comments.
The media is abuzz with discussions of Musk's plan to go to Mars. Musk doesn't just want to go to Mars. He wants to colonize Mars and has made the old Carl Sagan case that humanity improves its chance of survival by dispersing itself throughout the solar system and beyond. He even cites the risk of a new dark ages that could be brought about by new World War.
While covering the story, the media is putting on the typical social limits that have held us back for decades. "Can we really go there?" "What's the social good?" "Shouldn't resources be used for solving problems here on Earth?" These are all fine arguments, but the miss the point of what a game-changer a true commitment to space exploration is for humanity.
The big question, of course, is what we will we find on Mars when we get there? Will we find a barren frozen desert or will we find the seeds of our civilization or evidence of ancient or modern extraterrestrial habitation?
In my first novel, Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation, Inanna takes my main character to Mars and shares some secrets with her. This is total speculation based on pieces I've put together over the years. Here's an extended excerpt from Chapter 29. Enjoy!
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