Prof Martin Rees, astronomer royal, speaks on space exploration and its implications. Published in The Guardian on February 21, 2019. (video)
This is the first of a series of films called ‘Five minute masterminds’. Prof Rees asks how the future of space exploration will transform, how we think of humanity, and if we can rely on mass emigration to Mars to save us from the Earth’s problems.
Space is not a place for normal people, that’s why I strongly disagree that there should be mass emigration from the Earth to save us from the Earth’s problems. We’ve got to solve those problems here.