Reply To: space architecture
I disagree entirely Columbas wanted to find an alternative route to India to eliminate the taxes the Ottomans were putting on spices.
It made Spain a World Power for a few Centuries.
The Spice Route through Afganistan and Persia it is a trip I would love to do some time.
I am going to leave this thread it is a bit notional for me. As Columbas had the technology to make his trip viable.
The Russians were the first in to space and had the first space station, their economy collapsed.