… other men can make real.
My favourite quote from French author Jules Verne. This quote is very fitting today as the European Space Agency’s (ESA) new Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) named after the previously mention author completes its docking procedures with the International Space Station. This is of course a big leap for ESA, but an even bigger one for space travel in general since this ATV is fully automated and docked with the station completely on its own (not like previous freight vehicles like the Russian Progress which still needs human interaction to perform the docking). This opens up new possibilities for space travel and hopefully enables us regular people to go to space in the not so far future.