Should money be spent on space exploration
Everyones is saying we could find another planet blah blah blah. But, if we can't get close to most of the planets how are we supposed to explore them? So it's not worth it! I know everybody has the same reason problems on earth but, it's true if we can get in trillions of dollars in debt with other countries. Imagine how we could get in with ourselves. When the government says we'll buy this and this and that and spends all of it on space. So work on the planet we have and we won't need a new one!
First off: The most widely used argument that DOES NOT support space exploration is: "We have too many problems on Earth, so why go into space?". This statement makes me cringe. While there are many problems on Earth, a lot of them can be solved using the technologies that we develop for space exploration. An example of this is NASA's help on research into cancer and preventing, treating, and even curing it. According to NASA's website ( they have done several things to contribute into cancer research such as develop technology that helps detect cancer in breast tissues.
The second biggest argument is "It is too expensive. We should be spending space program money helping the needy." While it is true that the poor need help, over ten times more of the US's National Budget for 2014 has gone into welfare than into space exploration. So why isn't welfare too expensive? We seem to be spending a lot more on it than space exploration as it is.
Space Exploration also gives the opportunity to one day, save mankind, and also benefit it greatly.
Take one of Saturn's moons, Titan. It has enough lakes and oceans of natural on it to allow humanity to function for thousands of years with new technology. Plus, space exploration also creates lots of green technology, so that we may never need to use the resources on the moon. How would we get to Titan? Funding space exploration. How would we develop these green technologies? Funding space exploration.
Back to saving mankind:
There are thousands of near-earth asteroids that could one day pose a threat to human civilization. Back in 2013, the Chelyabinsk meteor struck Russia, killing many people and causing millions or even billions of dollars of damage.
This was a 20 meter diameter meteor.
Events like this, could, in the future be prevented by funding space programs and having them have more of a budget that is able to be used developing technology to prevent meteor strikes by changing the orbit paths of the asteroids so that they do not strike Earth.
Thank you for reading my argument.
The NASA program has done incredible research in its time. So I think Obama should stop worrying about North Korea, and put another man on the moon. Why, you ask? Because we can. Space is way more important than education. And if we need to evacuate Earth, why not in space?
Yes it is important and completely worth it.
Most people complain about the waste of time and money. In reality we are constantly advancing in our space program and there is no telling how many amazing things we still have to discover in space. An addition to that is, that the NASA program only uses a tiny percentage of the money given to the program ( less then .4%)
Space exploration is worth the cost.
People are too vulnerable on Earth. Anything can happen - the Sun can threaten us, asteroids, and so many other things. The resources are being widely used and some day people will be left almost without anything for living. In order to preserve humanity and our home world we need to find new homes.
Space exploration is worth the money, because it is one of the few things that can unite this country.
From the time the United States put its first satellite into orbit in response to Russia's Sputnik and President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon, Americans were enthralled by our space program. It was something, in those days, we could all gather around the television and watch. We need to rekindle that magic and sense of purpose.
It is totally worth it.
We've learned that there's water on moon, which means there is a possibility of existence of life. That in no way is a waste of money.
We never know what lies beyond our galaxy, a whole new galaxy of humanoids who have the cure for cancer? Or a planet full of renewable coal and petroleum?
We can make it an affirmative statement by seeing it ourselves. And if that's not worth it, I don't know what is.
So that people can live in space.
It's better because you sleep there and you also get to fly in the space station. Then you get used to the sleeping, eating, and playing, and it's also important to visit more places in space and it's also better to get used to the stuff that you are supposed to do.
Space exploration is worth it.
The leading cause of more jobs mainly comes from space exploration. With different technologies like fire-proof suits and grooved landing grounds/gear, over 1, 000, 000 jobs are made because of it. Although it costs money, time and risks, more efficient motors and safety gear can reduce flaws in fuel pipes and cost less money.
Humanity is not destined to stay on Earth.
With the rapid depletion of resources and poor environmental conditions in general, its best we leave this planet for good. If humanity stays on this planet and does not do anything in space, we wouldn't last much longer than a hundred more years or so especially if you take into account the rapid increase in population. We must travel else where to accommodate the children of the future.