Space can help us discover many things, for instance on another planet, there could be something that can cure diseases or help with technological advancement. So yes space can solve many things that, on earth, would be impossible . Just think if the European's had that attitude, we might still be using candle's and dying from the common cold.
Exploring space is our key fundamental to survival! As many have already stated, our species requires to find a new place to settle in case we ever come to face with terrible extinction due to natural disaster or worser. I honestly believe in aliens. I've seen one, well their space ship to be clear, not the actual being. This ship really inspired me to think about exploring space because their techonology seemed so advanced and it wasnt a round disk shape ship at all! We need to fund space exploration programs so we can finally immerse ourselves in having higher chances of settling our species in different locations and know more about how the universe truly functions as well as maybe find some intelligent life out there! Believe it or not you bible lunatics, were not the only true unique intelligent life out there!! Colonizing planets and advancing our technologies is key priority for our era, lets not take a chance to think about it when we're all facing consequential problems on our planets due to over population in humans and scarce sources, leading to our slow doom...
Yes. Simple fact is, that extinction level events have happened in the past on planet earth, and they will happen again. If humanity wants to evolve and emerge better than we are now, we must become space-faring creatures. space exploration can provide is new economic stability, technology and all of the benefits that exploration can provide. Human beings will stagnate if we do not get into space. Also, we owe it to the species we will leave behind in our wake a chance to evolve unhindered by our actions. It is our responsibility on many levels to fund space exploration, and succede as space faring creatures..
The U.S. has been known for its innovations when it comes to space exploration. In order to keep this standing, we really do need to focus on more funding for space exploration. The technology is always increasing, and new developments need to be sought out. The only way to do this is through increased funding.
At the rate that humans are exhausting the available resources here on Earth, we need to start exploring what else space holds. The only way to do that is to provide adequate funding for space exploration. We cannot afford to wait until it is too late and we run out of resources here.
Humans have always wondered about space and their origin. The scientific exploration of space allows a greater understanding of the universe and its beginnings. It might also be possible to discover new life or exploit mineral resources that can be used for our benefit. One of the greatest dangers to life on Earth (besides our self) is the collision with an asteroid. Space exploration can help understand their movements and perhaps allow us to avoid a devastating hit.
What if there truly is life on other planets? Should we stop searching for them and live the rest of our lives wondering what we could have found? No, now is the time to look. Earth is probably not the only other planet with life, and yes it will probably take a long time to find other life, but we will never find them if we stop looking. And what about Mars? We're sending people to live there in a few years! We're so close to colonizing new planets, how could we possibly stop now?
Why should we just sit here and do nothing with our future? NASA has a small budget, 6/10ths of 1% of the total taxes of the United States. Even dog food and cosmetics get more money than NASA! I think it's pathetic to not explore space, we need to expand the human race and ensure it survives in case of a total cataclysmic event happens. Why do people complain it's so expensive, when there is barely any funding to it. We will never get anywhere without more funding into the budget. People should stop focusing on pointless wars, religious differences, and other stuff like that so we can go out and study space. We might even find more planets out there that might have life. Earth is not going to last forever, and we need to expand for population changes.
Discoveries that have been made in the last 50 years continue to advance our knowledge about our own planet, as well as the moon, the solar system, and other galaxies. Science is the foundation of all life, and the more knowledge and understanding we can have of our origins, the more well-informed people can be.
After all, Space is the final frontier, and where humanity will take its next step. Us humans have explored the world, and parts of the Solar System with probes. But it's time to take humans further than the Moon. Instead of fancy smartphones and cars, wouldn't it be nice to go to Mars for a holiday?
We focus too much on money, war, sex and oil nowadays. In time, we'll be out of oil, and Earth won't be able to contain our population anymore. We need to find new fuel alternatives and plentiful living space as soon as possible. Space exploration can very well help with that. Planets in our star system hold vast amounts of land minerals, and gases that may help us in advancing our civilizations and knowledge about the galaxy. If we can discover new life forms in the process, that's even better. Nothing is more precious than life, so nothing would be a more important discovery. Space has far too much to offer us to just ignore all the possibilities. We didn't ignore the Americas, so why should we ignore space?
The technology and innovation that came from the space program has built entire industries. The communications industry, GPS, and internet capabilities now all rely on the satellite technology that was invented and improved through the space program. Space exploration has only helped the economic situation of the nation and more funding would allow for this innovation to continue and grow.
We have discovered so much about our planet and the universe that there is no reason to cut any funding of the space programs in our country. Innovation drives our economy. Isn't that what we were built on in the U.S.? The more money we put into space, the more we will get out of it. It can help our economy out a lot. Scientists are also on the verge of finding dark matter and energy that we can harness for bigger and better products like alternative energy.
Humanity cant keep to Earth forever, it needs to expand beyond our own world if at all possible. In this we can survive to the point where we have the options in a dire circumstance. Funding is going to be necessary to make this happen, and if it can, we can learn a lot.
Other planets can have completely different conditions. Some planets have such dense atmospheres that they have entire mountains with diamond and gold. You could also use them for energy, some planets have winds that move and thousands of miles an hour naturally that we could harness or planets that are so close to there sun that there surface is entirely black and have a temperature of 4000 degrees.
As a young person of the planet earth, it sort of frightens me to think that in less than a century, our earth will be depleted of all of its life. At a certain point, we cannot save the earth. It is going to die one day. I don't take any pleasure in typing these worlds, and indeed, I feel karma chasing me down to bang my head into my keyboard--but, it is true. Whether it be a century, or a thousand years, eventually, our home will not be able to support all of this life. I don't believe humans will ever know the mysteries of the universe, because it is simply impossible; to prepare for the future, we must accept that we need to travel through space. As a side note, I wanted to be an astronaut as a child, and was deeply saddened by the end of nasa's space training program. I hope it picks up one day when we realize that the earth is going to die. (ah, karma.)
Back during the old space race when USA attempted to put a man on the moon almost the whole country was unified with this idea, humans need a common goal or some sort of exterior object in order to work together. If we sit idly like we do today people will continue to separate and divisions in countries and communities will continue to widen. There is many other reasons we should go to space as well.
One of the biggest challenges to space exploration is the public and politics. A space exploration has always been a capital intensive endeavor requiring vast resources and extensive research. Because of this Governments have been the only organizations big enough to foot the bill. Even more telling, only three nations so far have successfully sent human beings into space. When something involves the spending of government dollars it always becomes entangled in politics. This is the main point of contention surrounding programs like health care reform and in this case, space exploration. The questions that many American grumble out is “Why waste the money on space when we can use it down here?”
The answer is two-fold. We actually do spend the money down here. It goes to the salaries of the countless worker and scientist that support every mission that NASA does. It also goes to pay major private companies and corporations that play important roles in major sectors of the US economy. For example one of NASA contractors for aircraft is Boeing the same company that makes commercial aircraft for the airline industry. So as you see there are already direct benefits to the economy provided by NASA missions.
The less obvious and most important benefit is spinoff technologies. The simple fact is that every new step we make in space exploration advances our knowledge of not just the Universe but the new height human innovation and technology can achieve. Some scientists have already hypothesized that if a civilization from another part of space were to make first contact with Earth their technology would be several orders of magnitude more advanced than ours because the many scientific and technological milestones they would need to achieve to make the feat even possible.
We are surrounded every day by technologies developed for space exploration. The artificial heart for example, resulted from experiments on the space shuttle and a partnership with renowned heart surgeon Dr. Michael Debakey. The hand held Jaws of Life used to save victims from car wrecks originated from the system used to separate the space shuttle from its booster rockets. Even the insulation that keeps our homes warm and energy efficient is based of the technology used to insulate the space shuttle.
These advances are found in our food, our building materials, medical procedures and the vehicles we drive. So the next time you wonder if it is a waste of time and money to explore space remember that it is actually an investment that improves the quality of our lives.
In my opinion, we should most definitely continue exploring Space because what if there is a tragedy and humans have to evacuate Earth? We need to learn more about the planets that surround us, would it be safe to live on Mars? What would need to change about that environment? Even though we don't live there we should still be concerned because we are surrounded by outer space and if something happens we need to know.
Space exploration is vital for learning more about our universe and discovering new technologies to make the planet we live on better. Many new technologies that have trickled down to everyday life came from space exploration, and maybe there are more answers in space as to how we can make our planet cleaner and greener. I also think space exploration can be inspiring. Who doesn't love to hear and see the new things that NASA has discovered, and think of all the amazing things that exist beyond our realm?
Eventually, mankind will be forced to populate other planets. Even if we put
some kind of laws in place to regulate population growth, the resources of this planet will run out, in time. To continue as a species, we need to fund
space programs and exhaust the potential of their findings.
The earth like every being on this planet has a biological clock as well as only a certain amount of resources available for it's creatures. If humanity took the time to explore other planets in our solar system, we can perhaps use resources from other terrestrial planets which are of abundance in space. Instead of wasting our resources, wasting millions of dollars on so called rare minerals. We can abolish the money issue by having an abundance of minerals from planet cracking. There would be resources for all of us without having to have governments control them with avarice for profit.
No matter what the cost, no matter the current situation of the world. We must push forward, if we're not moving forward, the most we could be doing is standing still. Outer space... is the only forward from here. And with the rising population not a decade too soon. Even in the threat of nuclear war we went to the moon... So far I have a firm belief that man can accomplish anything... I would rather not be proven wrong before we even really tried
The need to explore his surroundings has been an important drive for mankind since the beginning of time. With most of the world now known to scientists, the avenue for the urge to explore is now space. We must continue the search for life outside our planet and to understand our universe. This can only be achieved through a vigorously pursued space exploration program.
i think we shouldnt fund space exploration because there is no need for exploring space if we dont live there so i dont think we shoud fundd it all. its taking away are money for exploring somewhere we dont even live. theres nothing out there but planets because there is no sign of life up there so we really shoudnt be funding it. it is taking are hard earned money.
We have problems here to deal with, like trying to live sustainable lives. What will going to space do for us? Absolutely nothing! Our origins? We were born on this planet, which is where we belong, how will going to space do anything for us? And what if the earth is destroyed? Then well all die, we had a good run and the universe will continue to expand with or without us, were not important to the universe! Why do people want to make sure humans last forever? All things come to an end and some day we will too, and there’s nothing to be done about it so there’s no reason to worry, people need to learn to live in the moment and appreciate the fact that they are even alive.
How can anyone justify putting money into space education when most people on earth can't afford to pay their bills. There are jobs being cut everyday, the country is broke. Not to mention the fact that there are things in our oceans that we know nothing about!
Space exploration is extremely expensive and many of the pursuits of space exploration do not provide a very beneficial use of the money. Searching for signs of life, signs of water, and other types of exploration and space travel intended to boost national pride are not beneficial uses of the vast amounts of money used to fund this these space trips. The money would be much better used doing research and for the development of projects on earth that directly benefit people.
Space exploration has no real benefits, especially if the focus is searching for alien life forms. We waste countless billions of dollars annually to collect meaningless data that results in no tangible benefits. It is a pure waste of taxpayer money and resources.
Space exploration is extremely expensive. And, considering the fact that many Americans are without health care, our tax dollars can be better spent on immediate concerns. Additionally, in the U.S., our infrastructure is at risk due to neglect, which occurred while space exploration was a higher priority.
We have yet to find a habitable planet, so we should put that money to good use improving the one we already have. Our own environment should come first.
Funding space exploration is a waste of money when there are so many issues plaguing the planet. People die from hunger and curable diseases every single day. We are destroying our lands at an alarming rate. These issues need to be addressed before we consider leaving the planet. Finding sustainable sources of energy and ending war and famine are of far greater importance than space exploration which has no promise to benefit mankind.
I totally disagree with the funding of space exploration whilst millions of people are starving and there are so many disease that science can't even cure yet. What are we going to do in Mars? There is no fertile planet like our beautiful earth within our reach. We have earth beneath our feet. Let’s take care of it and repair the damage we have done by growing more greens and stop adding pollution. Let’s wipe the religious divide and treat each other the same regardless of their heritage and religion. God would want that I am sure.
The money just isn't there. Our space program has fallen off a sharp cliff and I would love to make us #1 again but as of now, as off right now anyway every national, state, county and city budget is drowning in an ocean of red ink. Lets right the ship of state first b4 building more space ships. But lets do it. Because I do want to go back to the stars b4 I'm 90.
I totally disagree that we need to put more focus on providing funding for space exploration because I believe that there is so much left in the earth to be done rather than spending in the space exploration. There are so many social problems in the world like poverty, unemployment, medical diseases, sanitation, food and safe drinking water which is yet to be solved. So it is suggested that the people should utilize this amount for eliminating this social problem rather than funding for space exploration.
Apart from funding programs to monitor asteroid activity, I think the space program is largely unnecessary. The government should be concerned with economic recovery and national security. Poverty and terrorism are actual dangers. Figuring out weather or not there is life on Mars is relatively trivial at this time in history.