The Future We Were Promised

“The year 2000 is approaching fast…every job on earth will have its match in space… should you decide to take a job in space, picture yourself riding in a Shuttle to work…by the turn of the century, look to permanent bases on the Moon, trips to Mars, and full-sized cities in the sky. The Space Age will have truly arrived!”
-from The Cheerios Space Shuttle Adventure Kit, 1981

To think we’ve all been let down …by Cheerios.

(Source: A slide presented at the Planetary Science Vision 2050 workshop.)

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