The Space Normality
— Phase 3 Has No Boundaries
Space, future and perseverance are the three keywords of all dreamers. Especially those who have very, very distant horizons such as astronauts and aerospace researchers.
“You need to know how to dream impossible things but also to wake up in order to do them” recalls astronaut Nespoli who, after spending over 300 days in space, landed at Bari’s Wired Digital Day 2020 to talk about spatial perspectives. The space economy is an area with infinite possibilities that also Italy, thanks to a long tradition in aeronautics and aerospace, should look at.
From the upstream phase – which involves the creation of space infrastructures, satellites or actual bases located on the Moon or on rocky planets of the solar system -, to the downstream phase – which reuses the data collected in space on Earth, with the ultimate goal of transforming and using on our planet also physical resources, such as precious metals, collected directly from space. A new hunt for gold beyond the earth’s borders? Yes, but this time mankind will need to prove to the whole solar system that it has acquired new levels of awareness and sustainability.