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Cosmic Ambitions In History

  • The discovery of the atom’s inherent power provided hope to many scientists that they could build powerful rockets that can reach beyond our solar system.
  • Russian rocketeer Konstantin Tsiolkovsky wrote about using nuclear-powered devices to settle inside asteroids, migrating to other solar systems.
  • In 1902, Nikolai Fedorov predicted 2021, by stating that rich people may infect other planets by their exploitative zeal.
  • Many such texts were almost religious, pushing for our species to spread life in a lonely, infinitely empty universe.

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