This is an op-ed piece on why we haven't made it to the stars. Still.
My husband is also a child of the 70s. A dreamer of living in space. I am resigned, already, to taking off to the stars if they ever let average people on a colony ship, no matter how old we are.
If they do, I might be able to talk to my great-great-great grandchildren someday. Hmmm.