In both an op-ed piece for CNN, and as guest editor for WIRED's November issue, President Obama has recently given his vocal encouragement for private space companies like SpaceX to make humans a multi-planetary species. In his CNN piece, Obama wrote: "Someday, I hope to hoist my own grandchildren onto my shoulders. We'll still look to the stars in wonder, as humans have since the beginning of time. But instead of eagerly awaiting the return of our intrepid explorers, we'll know that because of the choices we make now, they've gone to space not just to visit, but to stay."
Hopefully the next U.S. President will share this same vision.
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President Obama joined the call for humanity to become a multi-planetary species. "We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America's story in space: sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and returning them safely to Earth, with the ultimate ambition to one day remain there for an extended time," the President said in an op-ed piece published by CNN. "Getting to Mars will require continued cooperation between government and private innovators, and we're already well on our way. Within the next two years, private companies will for the first time send astronauts to the International Space Station."
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