We are on the forefront of a new technological horizon as private companies compete with governments for a stake in our future in space. Since the 1960s, we have come a long way in developing space technology, but we have just barely begun our journey into the cosmos. Robert Zimmerman reveals the technological advancements which are revolutionizing a new era of space exploration and colonization in this interview with George Noory originally webcast May 28, 2014.
Robert Zimmerman has won many awards for his articles and books on issues of science, history, technology, and culture. His most recent book, The Universe in a Mirror: the Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It, tells the story of the men and women who designed, built and used the Hubble Space Telescope.