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Space is called a luxury product for the ultra-rich



What does it mean to be nostalgic for space? Space allegedly conjures images of the future and the hereafter, hence its colonial fantasy name – the last limit. Traveling into space, however, is a backward venture these days. The angel of history has become an astronaut.

In 2018, Donald Trump's proposals for a US space weapon are a Redux of "Star Wars" of the Reagan era and his vision of a ubiquitous military power. Space entrepreneurs are evoking a mythical flowering of unrestrained growth from the wild, unregulated West.

I too am nostalgic for space, but for one who never existed in my day, white men with lots of money or state power (or both) were the only way out of the planet. And I'm nostalgic for the wild optimism of will and spirit practiced by a creepy heartbreaker and the sad (almost) federal agent Fox Mulder, who said ̵

1; and I repeat – "I want to believe" (19659004)] I want to believe that there is a way to think differently about space. The merging of space and space is intentional: space is the place where we need to think about the relationships and organizations of our lives here on Earth so that they will be resilient out there.

The speculative could be a stubborn genre of the people partly because we suspect that the form of our world and now the form of space is formed from the speculation of financial capital. But against the machinations of banks and companies, there are other ways to imagine the future. The images given to us by space and by whom it can go are not the ones we have to accept.