Interstellar Flight, Imagination and Myth Creation as an Effective Means for Enduring Inspiration

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G. H. Padowitz (2013), JBIS, 66, pp.208-212

Refcode: 2013.66.208
Keywords: Interstellar travel, imagination, myth, dream, symbol, vision, art, artist, creativity

Abstract:
Interstellar travel to faraway star systems is humanity's most crucial mission, but we habitually focus on technological and funding challenges instead of deeply exploring the rare essence of creativity that is the source that enables us to ultimately solve all problems. Certainly, if Interstellar space flight is to succeed, inspiring and maintaining global and multigenerational support is primary to long-term development. To attract and sustain such extraordinary support the creative power of the imagination must be harnessed through independent artists. By first attracting and encouraging visionaries it's possible that we can awaken in the public a new, invigorating sense of adventure with lasting power. Going beyond our solar system to a nearby star is in reality a mythic quest and should be treated as such.

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