If only we could race for space for nature

Maxwell Knight mentions the space race in his unpublished manuscript The Frightened Face of Nature and here’s a poignant quote from the same document:

Maxwell Knight space race

Knight’s point was that man should explore; however, why can’t we do these things without destroying natural capital?

 

It’s right to celebrate the Moon landing – 50 years ago, Apollo 11 launched to the Moon and our appetite for space exploration is well and truly back with Mars (the fourth planet from the Sun) being the subject of not only for human exploration but for farming.

As Tesla, Virgin et al seize the opportunity to claim space for commercial gain I can’t help thinking that Maxwell Knight was right – if only we could race for space for nature. Let’s not reduce our scientific search for ‘extra’ space; however, let’s do more (much more) to look after the only space we currently have, which is here and now on Earth.

2 thoughts on “If only we could race for space for nature

  1. Dear Simon

    Thanks. Looks good. We have an idea for a MK-orientated addition relating to the Second World War.

    We’ll get back to you with it later today or tomorrow

    .

    Our power cut is about to start. Shades of Africa and Trinidad and the joys of living in a tiny cottage in

    an isolated Norfolk village).

    Best wishes

    John and Margaret

    On Tue, 16 Jul 2019 at 13:58, The Frightened Face of Nature (FFON) wrote:

    > Simon H King posted: “Maxwell Knight mentions the space race in his > unpublished manuscript The Frightened Face of Nature and here’s a poignant > quote from the same document: Knight’s point was that man should explore; > however, why can’t we do these things without destroying ” >

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