Space travel has never been so accessible. Entrepreneurial vision teamed with more affordable and reliable technology has resulted in a space revolution that is giving rise to a whole new world of possibilities. But those at the forefront are grappling with everything from the inherent risk of space travel to the management of space junk.
Even more challenging is that nation states including America and China are already staking their claims in this new world with designated Space Forces and a growing militarisation of space. As science fiction becomes science fact, the challenge will be to see if humankind has learned the lessons of life here on earth.