The countries are urged by British Physicist Stephen Hawking to send astronauts in space. He urged them to send astronauts to moon by the year 2020 and to Mars by the year 2025. This is going to uplift humanity according to him.
He also suggested that space agencies should settle a lunar base in next 30 years. If humans need to survive for another million years then they need to leave Earth. At the Starmus Festival in Norway, Hawking said that this goal would unite competitive nations to a single goal which is common challenge for all.
Hawking believes that there is no long term future of our species living on Earth. The Earth would be hit by an asteroid or it would be swallowed by our own Sun. He added that going and travelling to another world would “elevate humanity”.