Have you ever wondered how we could visit the moon seven times in the sixties and seventies, but can't seem to be able to return even fifty years later?
It seems amazing to me, because I witnessed the moon-landings live on TV, that we should have had moon bases by 1980 and should have reached Mars by 2000.
This essay explains, clearly and concisely why it didn't happen, but also why it might occur in the near future.
I'm a writer of speculative or science fiction, categorised as 'hard science fiction' and I spend a lot of time making sure that my novels are as accurate and realistic as possible. The idea for this essay came out of my research into the whys and why-nots.
Going to Mars, the essay. Get it today!