On April 12, 1961, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut, was the first human to venture into outer space, orbiting Earth with his Vostok space craft. More than half a decade later, space still fascinates people across the globe, and at Delivered., we’re no different.
Over the past few years, planetary travel and supply chains have often been a topic in articles and interviews:
We got to talk to a real life astronaut, Reinhold Ewald from ESA, the European Space Agency, who even spent time on the Russian Mir station. What does it take to become an astronaut? How does it feel to float in a space? Read all about his fascinating story here.
Today space is also served by private companies, such as SpaceX, which is involved in resupplying the International Space Station. And as we reported, logistics researchers are now also busy developing solutions for the Moon and Mars.
Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, even believes life might be possible on Mars. To be precise, he thinks that humans could become multi-planetary by 2025. “For the first time in the history of Earth, it’s possible for life to extend beyond it, and for us to send people to Mars and create a self-sustaining civilization there,” he tolds to us during an interview.
Elon Musk is not alone. When interviewing Sir Richard Branson, founder of space company Virgin Galactic, a couple of years ago, he expressed his belief that planetary living is possible. “This won’t happen overnight but I think over the next 20 years if we can get enough people wanting to fly to space, this will give us the financial resources to do even bigger things.”