Out of This World, Out of Their Minds: Transhumanism and the Colonization of Space

Image: SpaceX

In 2011, under the headline ‘The end of the Space Age — Inner space is useful. Outer space is history’, The Economist magazine reflected a developing view that, despite the idealism and hope surrounding the first manned space flights and missions to the Moon during the 1960s, dreams of colonies on Mars and beyond were turning out to be just that —…