- Level of Need: 9
If we want to be able to space travel like what we see in the movies, then it’s clear that outposts will be needed. Either in space itself or on a planet or moon’s surface. While this won’t be useful for discovery purposes, the outposts would be crucial when it comes to working with different beings on other planets. For example, if one planet is suffering from famine and another planet can help them with this, they might want to bring food and drinks.
This is a great thing for one planet to do for another and that type of diplomatic concept could go a long way. But if the planet is several lightyears away, there will likely be a need to stop at an outpost. A ship might need repairs or a place to dock until a potential storm passes on the go-to planet’s surface. There are several reasons for the outposts even beyond this, especially for smaller ships. They might need to stop for fuel, for example. Maybe even ask for directions.