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Bon voyage: "Stories about travel" » English to Italian

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The moment when, 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong planted his foot on the surface of the Moon inspired awe, pride and wonder around the world. This newspaper argued that “man, from this day on, can go wheresoever in the universe his mind wills and his ingenuity contrives…to the planets, sooner rather than later, man is now certain to go.” But no. The Moon landing was an aberration, a goal achieved not as an end in itself but as a means of signalling America’s extraordinary capabilities. That point, once made, required no remaking. Only 571 people have been into orbit; and since 1972 no one has ventured much farther into space than Des Moines is from Chicago.

The next 50 years will look very different. Falling costs, new technologies, Chinese and Indian ambitions, and a new generation of entrepreneurs promise a bold era of space development. It will almost certainly involve tourism for the rich and better communications networks for all; in the long run it might involve mineral exploitation and even mass transportation. Space will become ever more like an extension of Earth—an arena for firms and private individuals, not just governments. But for this promise to be fulfilled the world needs to create a system of laws to govern the heavens—both in peacetime and, should it come to that, in war.

The development of space thus far has been focused on facilitating activity down below—mainly satellite communications for broadcasting and navigation. Now two things are changing. First, geopolitics is stoking a new push to send humans beyond the shallows of low-Earth orbit. China plans to land people on the Moon by 2035. President Donald Trump’s administration wants Americans to be back there by 2024. Falling costs make this showing off more affordable than before. Apollo cost hundreds of billions of dollars (in today’s money). Now tens of billions are the ticket price.

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It is a mistake to promote space as a romanticised Wild West, an anarchic frontier where humanity can throw off its fetters and rediscover its destiny. For space to fulfil its promise governance is required. At a time when the world cannot agree on rules for the terrestrial trade of steel bars and soybeans that may seem like a big ask. But without it the potential of all that lies beyond Earth will at best wait another 50 years to be fulfilled. At worst space could add to Earth’s problems.

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Entries (29 total; 7 finalists) Expand all entries

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Entry #27242 — Variant: Not specified
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  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
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ha messo piede sul suolo lunare
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verso pianeti che, prima o poi, l'uomo sa di poter raggiungere"
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Entry #27613 — Variant: Standard-Italy
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  • 4 users entered 7 "like" tags
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l’uomo può andare ovunque la sua mente e il suo ingegno decidano di condurlo
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l’uomo può andare ovunque la sua mente e il suo ingegno decidano di condurlo… e, prima di quanto immaginiamo, l’uomo raggiungerà sicuramente gli altri pianeti”
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prima di quanto immaginiamo
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elegant tr​anslation
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Ma non è andata così.
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si prefigurano
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senza regole
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fagioli di soia
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fagioli di​ soia (soy​beans) -- ​At a time ​when the w​orld canno​t agree on​ rules for​ the terre​strial tra​de of stee​l bars and​ soybeans ​that may s​eem like a​ big ask.
Link: https://st​.ilsole24o​re.com/art​/notizie/2​018-02-07/​unione-eur​opea-e-cin​a-contro-d​azi-usa-pa​nnelli-sol​ari-191339​.shtml?uui​d=AEoXQHwD
Entry #27920 — Variant: Not specified
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  • 3 users entered 7 "like" tags
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In queste pagine
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fu una singolarità
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la riduzione dei costi, le nuove tecnologie, le ambizioni indiane e quelle cinesi e una nuova generazione di imprenditori promettono
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affinché questa promessa venga mantenuta
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in primis
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questa ostentazione
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liberarsi dalle proprie catene
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Entry #27911 — Variant: Not specified
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  • 5 users entered 8 "like" tags
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l’uomo potrà esplorare qualsiasi angolo dell’universo,
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gli altri pianet
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Una delle ​poche trad​uzioni che​ tiene in ​conto il f​atto che a​nche la Te​rra sia un​ pianeta..​.
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chi si è avventurato nello spazio non è andato molto oltre la distanza che separa
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Il prossimo cinquantennio? Tutta un’altra storia!
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il campo in cui si misureranno
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oltre il limite dell’orbita terrestre bassa
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i propri astronauti
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sembra un po’ un’utopia
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Entry #27694 — Variant: Not specified
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oltre i limiti più prossimi dell’orbita terrestre bassa
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Entry #28127 — Variant: Not specified
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  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
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ribadire:
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una nuova generazione imprenditoriale
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quelle sottostant
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l’ennesimo
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Entry #27236 — Variant: Not specified
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  • 3 users entered 4 "like" tags
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Cinquant'anni fa Neil Armstrong posò il piede sulla superficie lunare. Quel momento
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Ma così non fu
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Una volta chiarito il concetto, non fu più necessario ripetere l'impresa.
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ostentazione di potenza
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