'Stretch and Challenge' questions involve reading a longer piece of text and tackling deeper questions based on it. This is aimed at secondary school students but doesn't mean it's just for them. It will require a reading of an article aimed at older students.
Enjoy this article by Jared Lindzon:
He argues that the biggest barrier to future space exploration is not to do with technology, but our own mindset. He states that scientists have made predictions that we’ve failed, so far, to turn into reality, and wants to know why has the trajectory of our reach into space gone so far off course. After hearing from experts, he concludes we have a psychological barrier.
Read the full article carefully for Lindzon's reasons and evidence and work out what you think of his main statement:
"The biggest barrier to future space exploration is in our heads". Do you agree?
When giving your answers, you can quote the writer and then explain why you agree/disagree.