A dystopian, hyper-technological future in space is often represented in pop culture, and these fears aren’t all too unrealistic: Many places around the world have had to prepare for being in the trajectory of space debris or struck by parts of a rocket. For Chris Boshuizen the differences between the failure and the success of our future lie in the details.
We must choose very carefully “how we build things, what we design, and how we put it into our society,” he says. Because what happens in space, in some way or another, affects us all. The International Space Station is a perfect example of how space can facilitate international collaboration, it being the biggest peacetime venture ever undertaken.