Secondly I'm assuming the "1 million dollars to fix it up" means government spending on education, healthcare, policing not to mention military which is considerably more than scientific space exploration if you live in the US. So your suggesting that governments spend doubly-doubly-doubly-triply-quadruply the amount they spend on those areas on space travel.
Needless to say, this simply isn't the case anywhere. Thirdly, "some really interesting girls" is by far the best analogy based metaphor for scientific knowledge I have ever heard.
Not joking, thank you for that. However flawed your analogy is the title "money is better used to help human lives in their own country" is interesting. But here's the problem with that argument, the by-product of space exploration is scientific knowledge that has helped an unquantifiable number of humans since the beginning of space explorations.
There are numerous more examples that you can Google for yourself. The knowledge that space exploration provides is crucial for developing areas from medicine to the military. Without it development would stall. To attack space exploration in this manner is to attack the purpose of scientific research in general.
Science may be done for science's sake occasionally, but the knowledge generated always benefits humanity. NASA is very Hazardous Go and search space shuttle disasters on Google you will find tons of information on how NASA failed on some of its missions risking the lives of there astronauts. The history of failed missions to Mars stretches back 40 years, so are they a waste of taxpayers' money, which would be better spent on more earthly needs?
Is the cost of space adventure unjustified while poverty exists in many parts of the world? NASA, yes, is hazardous. In space flight missions at least 18 people have died, and millions of dollars have been spent on rovers that have, yes, been unsuccessful. So that means we should give up? Of course not.
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And NASA has succeeded. And while its very true that being an astronaut is a risky, hazardous job, more people die from car crashes in one city in one month than people have died expanding exploration for the last forty years! And so what if failed mars missions stretch back for forty years.
Poverty stretches back to beginning of history. If you want to hold of on exploration until we end poverty then I hope you don't care if we ever explore again. Additionally, all of the hazards of Space exploration are made public knowledge, if you take the time to look, and the Astronauts, which are really the only ones threatened, are fully aware of what they're signing on for.
Their willingness to risk their own lives only serves to emphasize the imprtance of continued exploration in the Universe. Yes, because Thinking that the budget devoted to space exploration is wasted money , we believe that this kind of exploratin is a wild dream that we cannot achieve and the huge amounts of money are gone in smoke rather than to spend these amounts to relieve poverty in the Third World and medical researches should be encouraged instead these explorations.
The Space exploration program is in no way "wasted money". Anything we learn is cool because there are ninjas. You see, while we have ninjas here on earth we lack the destructive and mental capability demonstrated by the space ninjas. Wielding their flammable cupcakes, the ninjas will descend upon the earth and kill the enemies of those they work for.
Unfortunately, these ninjas can only survive in Neptune's atmosphere. But we best be usin' some money to go to space and get them cuz there's this dude named Daniel who needs a damn cupcake in his face. Last thing, I wouldn't apply to it as "Space Invasion" until we find actual life on a planet besides our own, which will never happen unless we explore, therefore, until we explore space more, your argument is invalid!!!
The resources and efforts focused on space exploration could better humanity. How much money is devoted to space exploration? Hundreds of Billions. They are paid through grants and funding to and from government agencies, paid to companies to develop or innovate current models or ideas, and in turn, those companies pay for the materials and the manpower to manifest those ideas.
This time and dedication could be focused on ending famine or building developing countries. It could be used to increase the efforts to combat terminal illnesses or to battle pollution. We could have a workforce teeming with brilliant scientist working on how to ameliorate the efficiency of our consumption of energy.
Money could be allocated for education. We need to focus our resources and efforts to one problem at a time according to priority. Education should be our first priority to get everyone on their feet to then help the rest of the world in a cycle of progress, so exploring space can wait until we are healthy on the ground unless there is some reason that exploring space is going to improve our condition within the next ten generations more than education would improve our condition, that would be hard to argue in favor of exploration.
The future is in the stars. The discoveries that await humanity warrants excitement unlike anything else.
If this website that I am posting this to, this laptop that I am typing on, and this internet we all are using is the product of the discovery of America, then the possibilities are endless if we look to the heavens. Its a waste Space Exploration is a waste of resources.
Instead of decreasing resources by space travel and such, we must deal with problems on Earth first. Why bother spending all this money on exploring space when we could be helping our own planet that us humans live on. NASA is very damgerous. So many accidents and problems happened in the space shuttles such as explosions, pieces falling off, and missing the gravity on Earth.
That is even more money to fix those problems. Space Exploration is a waste of money and a waste of time. Also, we know we exist, but we don't know if anything out there exists.
Spend time and money on our planet also know as our home. What if a disaster happens in the U. If we have to use the money for something i would strongly approve that we use it for space exploration. Lets say the world is on its edge and we have to get off of the earth then we could take rocket ships and we could live on the moon.
Though space travel in not wasting money or blindly throwing resources away. Space exploration is an investment as we progress forward and continue to. Free Essay: Mankind has always been fascinated with exploring the unknown. The challenge of space exploration drives a continuing effort to design ever.
If we continue space exploration we could probably find a planet that has water or oxygen. The movie wall-e was a great example.
Could have been used for more impactful endeavors Imagine only if we would have pursued alternative energy resources with the effort, time and money we had spent in the space program. Where would we be by now?. Probably in a better position to explore space with better, cheaper, more reliable technology. Scientific knowledge has value beyond the measurements of cost Knowledge is invaluable. Furthering our understanding of how the universe came into being, and ultimately how we came into being, cannot be measured as useful solely in terms of cost.
What price to pay for knowing that in the future, humanity can be saved because there are other planets out there capable of sustaining life? Scientific knowledge has intrinsic worth. Space exploration is just one aspect of science that seems to have little impact on our daily lives. Who cares if the Higgs-Boson exists?
Very few people. But governments have funded a new particle collider at CERN to find it because they recognise the importance of finding it to understanding the universe. Yes because The argument that humanity will need to find a new habitat to survive is a stretch and paranoid. Humans are already dying due to poverty and the lack of food etc. The millions of dollars of government funding that goes to space exploration could instead be used to save the humans who are already dying in our world.
No-one is going to argue against the value of knowledge but there is a greater value in spending more on food supplies which has a certain result of feeding the hungry, whereas certain results are not present in the theory of discovering a sustainable planet. The cost isn't actually very high Compared to other areas of government spending e.
Although the cost is not high relative to other government expenditure, it is still an additional cost that the taxpayer is burdened with. If this debate is saying that space exploration is pointless then it means spending money on nothing so is definitely a waste. Even if it's a small amount it is still an amount that could be spent elsewhere. Everyday in Delhi B. S buses are are getting blasted due to the default in the engeenering. So we shouldspend money on it not for the space exploration.
We should spend money on the coton bags and jute bags. We should spend money on Afforestation.
We live on the earth so I request everyone to spend money on the Earth not on space. It is in man's nature to explore his environment. North Americans would all be Native Americans, Africans would all be black, and Australia would have only Aborigines and kangaroos.
Then every group of civilised people would have to grow in their own shell of ignorance. The printing press would have remained in Germany unless some other nation happened to stumble on the same process. The same would apply to…well, the list is just too long and life is too short.
Indeed it is our nature to explore our environment - but that environment is not zero-gravity, extremes and not the bearable extremes we experience on earth of temperatures and terrain.