Countdown to the Moon

985 – Eric Berger

Eric Berger is the senior space editor at Ars Technica, covering everything from astronomy to private space to wonky NASA policy, and author of the book Liftoff, about the rise of SpaceX. Eric has an astronomy degree from the University of Texas and a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri. He previously worked at the Houston Chronicle for 17 years, where the paper was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 for his coverage of Hurricane Ike. A certified meteorologist, Eric founded Space City Weather and lives in Houston.

Eric and I talked about a range of topics in the interview. But one area that I want to call out is his hopes for humanity in 200 years. In that time humanity could branch out to the moon, Mars, the moons of Jupiter & Saturn, and be on our way to other stars. This is the vision that can help us to embrace a more positive future.

What is your view of the future as we get ready to take those next steps on the moon? I’d like to talk to you about it.

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