Marcus Aurelius In Outer Space

Could a 2,000 year old philosophy be relevant for the space age?

“Space: the final frontier.”

For most of its existence humanity has looked up to the stars, the sun and the moon. Unable to reach these distant bodies we dreamt up tall tales starring gods and goddesses: mighty myths of creation and destruction.

The idea of a human being ever actually walking the surface of another planet must have been as fantastic…