Interstellar flight: will space scientists be able to reach & navigate between the stars?

(Image credit: Pixabay.com.) If you could do something a few times, then you can do it again, even much better than you ever did before—how far can space scientists keep going in space?

It’s quite known that scientists have designed rockets and spaceships which have been used to go far beyond the boundaries of the Earth. But how far can they keep going?

If we believe there is an uncountable number of stars and galaxies, as reported by scientific studies, we might be inclined to believe that if mankind could understand the laws of extra-terrestrial nature (which might be the same, or different from the laws governing earthly nature), and develop adequate technology, there would be no limits to which mankind could explore outer space.

But even if we imagine a future when science could actually be able to do this, there may still be parts of outer space (universe) that will remain physically unreachable; probably due to their immeasurable distances away from the Earth, or lack of adequate technological equipment to reach them.

The victories of space science, against all odds and disbelief

Science did lots of study and work which helped mankind reach the moon in 1969. But long before then, seeds of the event were planted by men who lived in past ages.

One of such men was Leonardo da Vinci who spent his time making sketches of flying machines that looked awesome, and could actually be called prototypes of the modern-day helicopter.

However, da Vinci hid his sketches because of fear for the Inquisition that reigned when he was alive. But after his sketches were published in 1797, many people reacted and stated that the type of heavy machines depicted by da Vinci would never be able to leave the ground and fly through the atmosphere.

Many thought it would be impossible for any force to fly a machine over a long distance; yet, just a couple of decades later, aeroplanes have been carrying large quantities of weights over long distances, across land and sea areas that cover thousands of square miles.

During the 1940’s, when the first rockets were launched, medical doctors stated that space travel was impossible because the human body system wouldn’t be able to cope with the condition of being weightless for several days; yet, the human body system has been comfortable during space flights, and is able to withstand the condition of being weightless.

Observation

During the age of science, at one time or another, many negative assumptions that were made about new ideas have been disproved. The final evidence or proof of successful scientific and technological ideas have always preceded by negativity and speculation that nothing would work—but against all odds and negativity, they did work.

It’s quite interesting to witness successful space flights, and how science is achieving feats that were once ideas popularly frowned upon decades ago.

I believe that each time a rocket is launched into the universe or outer space, the belief of those who think it’s impossible for science to carry out interstellar flight among the stars, will become weaker and weaker.

Why? Because several years ago (probably decades), it was obviously ridiculous to talk about the existence of other planets, stars, and galaxies, and the thought about traveling outside the confines of the Earth. But today, no one can doubt the reality of other planets, stars, galaxies, and the possibility of getting into the vastness of the immeasurable cosmos.

Conclusion

Since science has proven that heavy machines can fly through the atmosphere, it will be difficult for people to disagree that interstellar flight or space travel is possible within our solar system; on the other hand, some people might find it hard to agree that mankind will be able to travel across vast distances in outer space.

Traveling across vast distances might be an easy feat for UFOs, if they actually exist—as speculated from evidence of past incidences related to their presumed activities.

If UFOs are as real as science say they could be, then who knows whether there are many other civilizations in outer space that might have conducted interstellar space travel, probably thousands of years before Earth’s scientists even thought about it.

But why would interstellar space travel be impossible when every wrong thing that was stated about it has been disproved?

I believe so much in what the future has to offer because time after time, again and again, mankind has witnessed how things that were considered impossible, became possible.

History is on the side of scientists, and it’s likely that present and future space scientists will break any current or future challenges that face/would face them.

Author: Ihagh G. T.

A former university lecturer who has a master's degree and writes on motivation and the environment, as they relate to the challenges and environmental issues that humanity has been facing.

35 thoughts on “Interstellar flight: will space scientists be able to reach & navigate between the stars?”

    1. thanks for your visit and positive comment… I nominated you for the sunshine blogger award, but the notice I made attempts to give you via a comment on your blog post, didn’t show up.. I dont where my comments have been disappearing to… however, don’t bother to receive the award if you are too occupied or busy..

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    1. I agree with you… thank you for your thoughtful comment which is a 💯% complete possibility…it would be exciting traveling around the cosmos the way some people travel round the world…

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      1. By the mercy and grace of God—I woke up breathing today. It’s a lovely day. I also hope you are well. These are great thoughts. Space travel—and all that we—humanity—learn is exciting! God is everywhere!

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        1. good to know you are doing great… actually, no matter where mankind will travel to in the cosmos, our mighty GOD will be there; he has been everywhere for ages…He is the master of the universe… it’s so thrilling to enjoy the existence he has given us freely…

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  1. I think the biggest problem will be the cosmic rays, once the astronauts get out of the solar system. The solar wind really takes from it and, without that, I’m not sure how we’d stop those high-energy particles…

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    1. thank you for your thoughtful contribution, and statement of problem regarding cosmic rays… on the other hand, if we are from the same school of thought regarding the possible reality of UFOs and other intelligent beings out there, then I am tempted to believe that if UFOs could fly from other star systems, through an enormous amount of cosmic rays, then mankind might be able to achieve the same feat…

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    1. it’s really an honor, and very motivating to read such a comment…thank you… life will likely be more adventurous and sizzling if we continue to think and discovery…

      do check back whenever you have time; as newer and different articles will be published on a continuous basis …

      Thanks for visiting; hope to chat with you again soon

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