As a kid in primary, I found my dad’s old Saturn Rocket V model rocket that he had as a kid in an old box that he never got around to setting up. I spent days glueing all of the intricate parts together even down to the small legs on the lunar module. It was sick. (that’s a technical term) Once I got older I fell in love with futuristic space films that took my imagination to endless places. Having an element of realism was super important to keep me interested though as I like the realistic possibilities that we have before us. But then I realised I don’t actually know what the future looks like for space travel. Movies have been shaping my understanding since I was young. Some of my favourite movies include Interstellar, The Martian, Ender’s Game, Walle and Passengers to name a few! However, not much academic or scientific information has been able to speak into that before so my hope is to make insightful content that is concise but also fun to watch and be apart of!
Kerbal space program was where my curiosity and enjoyment for space travel peaked. Being able to endlessly send up rockets to try and get to the moon and land safely had an endless replay-ability aspect to it. I hope to somehow incorporate this into my DA but I’m not quite sure how as of yet ( if you have any ideas please let me know!)
This DA is going to set out to answer three main questions.
Why should we travel to Space?
Where will we go?
How will we get there?
Humans are naturally curious creatures and as this DA is set out to entertain my own curiosities about space travel and what it could look like. I’m aiming at speaking to an audience with a like-minded curiosity via making a blog post every two weeks that contain a contextual post with a youtube video much like this post now. I’ll be sourcing out potential audience interaction as well on Reddit and other places.
The Process ( gotta trust the process):
Week 4: Research / Video Edit / Write.
Week 5: Post: Why should we travel in space?
Week 6: Evaluate + implement feedback / Research / Video Edit / Write.
Week 7: Where will we go?
Week 8: Evaluate + implement feedback / Research / Video Edit / Write.
Week 9: How will we get there
Week 10: Evaluate + implement feedback.
Pyne, S 2006, ‘Seeking Newer Worlds: An Historical Context for Space Exploration’, Critical Issues in the History of Space Flight, pp.7-35.