Gratuitously incendiary and divisive "Christian" op-eds like these make me suspect the writer has been blackmailed or bribed by Democrats using FBI or NSA surveillance, given their demonstrated track record on Trump, and given the ethical depravity evident in much of organized Christianity.
Don't get too excited, Earth idolaters. According to Wiki: "for large passenger aircraft, an improvement of the energy density by a factor 20 compared to li-ion batteries would be required."
For perspective, the radial-powered Lockheed Vega could carry six in 1927, back when mail contracts were vital in keeping American commercial aviation viable. I don't know the tipping point for electric planes, but it took the 32-seat DC-3 for commercial aviation to be really profitable (and this plane still makes money for some tertiary operators).
In contrast to the "1984" dystopia, what's appalling is how willingly people voluntarily surrender their privacy on social media. Truly a Faustian Bargain with information-greedy corporations like Google, now complicit with the truly "1984" body-part harvesting PRC state.
I don't know where to draw the line between keeping friends and relatives informed on one hand, and cheap, self-glorifying exhibitionism on the other.
I've decided "transgender" people are crazy, so the question reduces to whether you want to humor lunatics with their self-delusions or not. Or from another perspective, I'd rather not talk to someone at all, or extremely minimally, than be subject to irritating pronoun correction. Who wants to converse with a nagging Grammar Nazi?
What John Birchers and other half-informed commentators on Rome don't understand is, Lib Theology is official Catholic Social[ist] Teaching taken to its logical conclusion. They had it coming.
It seems very few conservatives take the trouble to educate themselves on what Rome explicitly teaches, resulting in half-baked analysis like this. Or else they're afraid to offend the Catholic demographic.
Be careful what you wish for! Given the murderous invective and even violence tolerated against conservatives these days, I'm not sure a Fed. death penalty is a good thing to restore now. What will happen if the Democrats get the power they lust for?
Actually, the "Elephant in the Room" hazard for long-duration manned missions, like to Mars, is not blood clots but this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_radiation Apollo mission planners tried to avoid expected solar flares, and got lucky since the LEM had no radiation shielding whatever.
The Chinese want to go to Mars in the 2030s. Given the costs and hazards of it, they're welcome to try.
Diane wrote: Man was never meant to go into outer space.
If so, then man wasn't meant to go into water, either, since we lack gills, fins, etc. And we can have circulatory problems there too, as with the bends.
But while the manned space program may have had incidental technical benefits, I think it was more about redeeming wounded national pride than anything else. So we beat the Russkies to the Moon. What did we get from the billions it cost? Nice pictures, rocks and some raw data for scientists to ponder.
OTOH, unmanned exploration has been much more cost-effective and productive, but just the same, I still doubt this is good stewardship of taxpayers' money, though it's small potatoes now compared to other gov't wastage.