Humans have always dreamt of achieving astonishing feats. Our forebears fantasised about having the power to heal serious illness, to see things happening thousands of miles away, to fly with the birds. Now we have achieved such once-impossible ambitions and, used responsibly, our modern technologies could enable us all to live bountifully and sustainably.

But humankind still nurtures one last great dream: to reach the stars and beyond, to colonise outer space and become Masters of the Universe. It is the ultimate goal and an urge to press beyond our limits that has become embedded in our collective ...


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