Space Exploration is a good use of human resources
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Space exploration has helped improve, global communication, co-operation, and scientific understanding through endeavours, such as, the moon landing's and International Space Station, which were " One small step for man, One giant leap for mankind"
Secondly, I would day that space is too often seen as a frivolous waste of money, yet it is also reaching out to study the possibilities of operations, such as, mining the moon and asteroids for resources. One such example of this is Helium-3 a material which can be extracted from lunar regolith and in turn then used as a means in fusion reactors, which could solve the energy crisis the world is facing and global warming. As such space could be a means to and end, helping better the world and solving world problems. It could also result in colonisation, which could also help solve the problems associated with an increasing population and food shortages.
Space programs have also shown a substantial way of inspiring countries to unify and work together for example the international space station. If we could use this co-operationg we could then help developing nations advance their standards of living. The whole premise of space exploration and the problems it faces can be applied to circumstances of Earth, and travel to planets, such as, Mars, The moon, LEO (low earth orbit), space travel requires the smart allocation of resources and innovative ways of packaging solutions, such as producing water and food in compact environments and reclaiming products from waste.
Finally, if we have the power to sort out the Earth and help others at our disposal at the moment why should we also limit our scientific goals, when they may be benefical. In effect why should we put all our eggs in one basket.
I would also like to highlight that it is not global warming in which i was truly reffering but also an energy crisis, which is global and will only produce more conflict over oil in the middle east and civil unrest. Oil reserves are not infinite and renewable energy is in its infancy.
I would also add that in terms of resources presented to space agencies they are miniscule compared to the billions of dollars that are sent to Africa and agencies, such as NASA account for less the 1% of government spending in the USA. And, at the moment a true waste of money and resources are the banking systems, which have caused more poverty themselves and cost countries 100s of billions of dollars. In comparison the space agencies are modest use of resources and help advance science and technology, which i would deem as worthwhile pursuits.
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