We're in the golden age of space exploration

To infinity and beyond!

Rocket taking off.
"Environments like space and the deep sea are opening up for regular exploration, not just for nations hoping to plant flags but also for scientists and industry"
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If it feels like you are constantly hearing about new space endeavors, there's a good reason for it. According to experts, we are currently living in a golden age of space exploration, encompassing both human and robotic travel. Due to an increase in advanced space technology and the lively competition between countries (or private parties) prompting more interest, scientific discoveries outside of our world are becoming more and more frequent. Some experts even view space as the answer to our problems here on Earth, since climate change continues to threaten lives. 

Going far out

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