Con: Among the first to run into new threats…
Persis Khambatta , Star Trek The motion picture official promo Image.
It won’t all be new friends, smells, sights and sounds. You could also bump into a giant planet eating space bugle, or whale music fans, or ancient space probe that somehow became really, really, really big and lost a letter from its name plate, or ion storm, or supernova….
Yes a lot of things seem to want to kill you out here… but….