i think there's more to this poem than what appears....if man has to rely on science to prove God, he will never be convinced....although on the other hand, science is slowly recognizing things that are of the spirit dimension... and who knows, imaybe in the future....
A thought provoking poem - as it illicits the image of the first Russian astronaut that could appreciate the awe of outer space, but could still not see the face of God in His creation. But back on the familiar boring earth he never even gave God the time of day.
I think the below commentators might have misunderstood your intention here Jack by reading the poem too literally.
To me this is about technology and the advancement of science breaking man out of his natural surroundings, which in this case are the Earth, and a belief in the supernatural or religion. Leaving either of these behind may indeed be terrifying. But you seem to spare judgement on whether this is a good thing or not (although I think you believe it is a good thing