"Before we enter an age that could see people trek to the stars "
We'll have to find some way to extend human life span long enough to get there, even supposing the destination we observed before we set off still exists when we arrive1 (some 103x years later as a minimum). The short term issues are nothing compared with these two fundamental problems.
1: e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillars_of_Creation section: Theorized destruction