Each of this week’s questions center on space and humanity’s relation to the deep dark cosmos.
The questions are straightforward.
Your answers…not so much.
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The Final Frontier
In the modern era, the United States government has allocated as much as 4.41% and as little as 0.49% of its yearly budget to pay for deep space exploration and related sciences.
Given the choice, what percentage would you spend?
We Come in Peace (or not)
Imagine you are earth’s emissary to a strange, faraway planet. Upon landing your spaceship, you immediately encounter what appears to be friendly alien life.
What are the first three things you say to them?
The Few and the Many
Imagine the world will end in five years.
The government’s plan is to construct one spacecraft for each family. Each ship can hold a family of four. The ships will fly to a nearby star system and drop you off on a habitable planet.
The problem: You and your spouse have four children.
Stay on earth and wait for the end? Leave two kids behind?
Or convince your spouse to send the kids alone without you?
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Until next week…