Thousands of people could be living in floating space colonies orbiting the Earth in 20 years' time, according to a British Interplanetary Society expert.
Robots and AI will remain at the forefront of space exploration, with virtual reality allowing us to participate in their exploration.
Sending humans to Mars is a challenge that will spark innovation and the development of new technologies and capabilities.
Some astrobiologists theorise that ancient Mars presented an even more suitable environment for life than the younger version of the Earth.
What will humans look like in the distant future? Space travel may may affect both biological and technological changes in our species.
Perseverance and ExoMars may not be enough; a life detection mission that can sample Mars directly for signs of life may instead be needed.
NASA has turned to the fast-moving world of gene therapy to solve several potential medical issues facing astronauts on lengthy space missions.
It is a period of extraordinary discovery. It may be that future generations reap considerable economic benefits of space exploration.
Buzz Aldrin is urging the US to work towards "the great migration of humankind to Mars," as a matter of "ultimate survival" for humanity.
Mars has sunlight and reservoirs of water, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. One planet lived and the other died. Perhaps we can make it live again?