This site is an outlet for the best of philosophical thought regarding the future of humanity in space.
In 1986, Frank White was working on his groundbreaking book, The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, when he heard the late Tom Wolfe, author of The Right Stuff, say, “The country has never had a philosophy of space exploration.” This began a continuing quest to develop a deep understanding of why (and how) humans should explore the universe. The Cosma Hypothesis represents the culmination of White’s effort to develop a space philosophy…
…250 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first human in orbit. Far enough away to be provocative but close enough to be tangible.
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