Pushing for Planetary Exploration
Heidi Hammel Keynotes - Heidi Hammel is a planetary astronomer who has given short speeches and interviews about space...
She believes that motivations for travelling to space would likely have to be political or economical. Hammel believes that if another big country launched a space program, the American government would likely feel the need to compete.
Hammel points out that many large corporations are expressing interest in space exploration, and she believes this could lead to new funding for space programs.