Each year on this site we do predictions for the following year. While I like taking part in that, I think predictions for where the space industry will be by December 31, 2050 might be more interesting.Elon Musk has predicted he will have a million people on Mars by 2050. As much as I like what SpaceX is doing, I donít believe the million people for a second ...Why 2050? Itís the year Musk made his predictions for Mars. ... Predict away. I think the responses should be interesting. Iím working on my predictions.
No life found on any moon or planet or anywhere else in the universe
No. I deal with people in oil exploration. They tell me there is plenty of oil and we are nowhere near peak oil. The technology they have developed is absolutely amazing as they keep finding better ways to extract oil from multiple types of geological structures. The Permian Basin has plenty of oil available for the foreseeable future that does not require anywhere near the energy you claim it does to get it out.
Quote from: vapour_nudge on 04/23/2022 01:12 amNo life found on any moon or planet or anywhere else in the universeWhile absense of evidence is not evidence of absence, I think you're correct.
Predictions 2050* SpaceX Mothership is demonstrated with its first suborbital launch. The 1 km wide mothership achieves 60,000 ft altitude, then extends actuated batwing flaps to a controlled descent. Once it arrives 500 feet above the ground, it hovers and beams power to a fleet of eighteen wheeler Tesla trucks before firing plasma engines for landing. Future funding is approved.* Astronauts begin training for Mars by installing Neuralink implants to endure the hardships of a long space journey. Most astronauts enjoy Neuralink as it allows them to sleep on a sofa in the office while working 85 hours a week with minimal exhaustion. All astronauts enjoy collecting rocks from their driveways throughout the week to extract essential oils as well as vital minerals nutrients.* Drama ensues after legislation is signed into law that allows for the NASA Administrator to marry the Director of the Space Force. The prenuptial agreement gives Space Force half of the centers if the marriage fails or is not consummated.* Due to popular demand, all future launch vehicles will be equipped with extra quantities of conical shape charges. This will provide greater Hollywood level special effects during flight anomalies and emergency landing operations. Michael Bay provides technical consulting to NASAís management via Neuralink.* Neuralink Astronauts land on the Moon and is broadcast to many citizens on Earth with Neuralink-Starlink-Twitter interfaces in their autonomous Teslas while they drive to their central telework centers. * Global warming determined to be an effect from microbes onboard meteors that activate upon arrival to Earth. The microbes consume enormous amounts energy, which causes more carbon emissions, and then the increase in temperature.* Uranus is downgraded from ďa planetĒ.* Congressional politicians from the Neuralink party increase NASAs budget to 100% GDP.* After taking vitamin supplements derived from jellyfish, several Hollywood actors change their Neuralinked connected minds to decide to fly to the planet Mars.* Superior beings from space (aka aliens) deliver abducted humans back to Earth. The humans are startled by the global chaos as well as lack of human spaceflight exploration progress since the 1970s and ask to return to space.* NASASpaceFlight Forum provides a Troll button next to the Like button.* Movie of the year: Trolls 57 - Neuralink Unicorn Paradise
Uranus isn't going to be donwgraded from a planet at all by the International Astronomical Union. The similarity of Pluto to other planetary objects in the Kuiper Belt in being small was the reason why the word planet was redefined by the IAU in 2006 to exclude all dwarf plants, including Pluto.
6) Astronomers should not be in unions.