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  • The future generations to come will depend on space exploration

    In the modern world of the 21st century we have seen an increase in population. Lets face the facts and the most common denominator, are world is quickly overpopulating and were running out of space. Space exploration is very essential in future generations to come. Setting the foundation now will be the key to humanities evolution as a whole. Hopefully within 100 years or so colonization and terraforming of worlds will be reality at least if humanity wants a future.

  • Yes,it is essential to humanity.

    If we explore the Solar System and beyond, we'll find new resources. We will build bases on Moon,Mars and Mercury. We will produce technological tools in space. We will be aware of asteroids and comets. We will use resources from planets and their natural satellites. It leads disable the pollution. Eventually,space exploration is essential to humanity.

  • We will need resources when we run out.

    There are lots of valuable materials out in space that will greatly benefit our lives. Methane from Titan can be used as fuel. Metals from asteroids can be used to create different things. When we have no more resources on our planet, space exploration will be vital to our survival.

  • Of course Space exploration is essential to humanity .Its who we are.We wouldn't be here if we didn't explore out of Africa.

    There are overwhelming facts in my mind that points out that we should/need to.One example getting inspiration from discovery's out in space and not just looking at it through a peace of glass on earth.Second example not assuming that we will have the technology.A giant asteroid hits earth every 20 something million years. Im just saying curiosity gets the better of mother nature or curiosity is part of natur

  • Joins all of mankind in the pursuit of discovery

    NASA makes up only half a penny on each american tax dollar. Imagine if we just spent less on our bloated, awful "defense" budget and more on the glorious and inspiring exploration of our universe, one that could unite all of mankind. Space exploration is not only essential to our future, it is the very thing that could end all war. And besides, which one is better? The NSA, or NASA? I'm pretty sure we all know which one is better. Enough wasting money on endless wars and bureaucracy....Let's look instead with hope: hope for the stars.

  • Space exploration is vital!

    Not only will the expansion of humanity into space ensure the survival of mankind including all its wealth of knowledge and art, but space exploration holds the key to solving the problem it is so often criticized for! The energy and material resources of space will prevent the further destruction of our home planet AND create unimaginable wealth which will inevitably pull the last remaining poor out of poverty and into prosperity.
    In addition it creates an exciting future full of hope and endless possibilities instead of a future of confinement, decline and pointlessness.
    This is obvious to everyone who can see further then just tomorrow.

  • It's just a matter of time before we'll need to leave.

    At some point, we will probably use this planet up to the point where resources cannot be renewed. Our reluctance to seriously consider meaningful environmental protection laws has almost assured this outcome. It's best we start the process of space exploration now to find new worlds to inhabit, and hopefully do things right a second time once we get there.

  • Space exploration is essential to humanity

    Space exploration is essential to humanity. This is because of the fact that the human race are consumers and in no way will survive solely on this planet as it is. Colonizing space is the only answer to keep the human race alive. The Earth could be destroyed, and we'd have nowhere to go.

  • Space Exploration is Essential to Human Thriving

    Yes, space exploration is essential to humanity continuing to thrive. Humanity is a species of explorers. For thousands of years, we have sought new lands, to see what is just beyond the next hill, for no other reason than to see what is there. Now that Earth is almost entirely explored, we must turn to space to meet this need.

  • Space exploration is essential to humanity.

    Space exploration is necessary for the future of humanity. Eventually, humans will run out of the non-renewable resources which we rely on for life. It is necessary for humans to eventually colonize other planets in order to survive in the future. Although this probably wont happen recently, it is necessary for our continued survival.

  • Space Exploration is Futile

    Using the many powerful telescopes and space observatories humans already have around the world, we can see that there is clearly no habitable planet anywhere within millions of lightyears of Earth. We don't need to spend billions or even trillions of dollars to "explore" different planets in hopes of finding life; we already know it doesn't exist anywhere near us.

    Any money going "space exploration" programs is a waste. According to Professor Gerard De Groot of St. Andrews College, manned space missions mean that practical, earth-based science suffers, as does the genuinely valuable satellite research so essential to the way we live today. We will never settle on another planet permanently. Earth is indeed doomed, but Mars makes Antarctica seem like paradise. Additionally, a spaceship travelling 20 times faster than Apollo would take 4,000 years to reach the nearest star system where there is no life regardless.

    My second point is simple. A main opinion of my counterpart’s side is that the space exploration department of NASA is responsible for many scientific discoveries that improve everyday life for people all around the world. While this is very true, it is not the whole truth. The whole truth is that the space exploration department of NASA stopped innovating about 21 years ago when they contributed to the invention of hospital ear thermometers (Source: Cristen Conger). Other than that, no significant, life-changing invention has come forth since.

    It is my counterpart's ("Sodoff") opinion that if we did not fund any space programs we never would have put life-saving weather and telecommunications satellites up into space. This is true. We probably also would not have invaluable resources like Google Maps or other technologies.
    However, this is irrelevant because these satellite technologies are many years old now and further "space exploration" would not do anything to significantly further the technological improvement of satellites. Sodoff gets off topic here by mentioning satellites, which aren't affected in any way by current "space exploration." Space exploration would not help further satellites.

    My opponent Christoph56 mentioned that Human progress and advancement is based on expansion and adaption. That is true. However, it is not possible for any human civilization within the next 5000 years to successfully, reasonably, and feasibly inhabit any planet for a permanent duration of time. We don't need any further "space exploration" programs to realize this, we can simply use the thousands of telescopes and observatories already present on the planet.

    Space Exploration in the rawest sense of the phrase is a waste of money because in no way will it help humans survive or really even improve current technologies in a way that warrants the reckless spending of billions of taxpayer dollars.

    The final word goes to Eisenhower, who once vetoed Apollo. He reminded Americans that "every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed".

  • No it is not even tho I like it

    Space exploration is not essential to humans living and will not likely solve bigger problems here at home not to mention there would need to be huge break through in space flight to effect a huge portion of humanity like the Americas did for the Europeans. At any rate I still don't think we are wasting are time doing it. There may be money to be made on it and it may give us something better to do than wars with each other. But to say it must happen would be false statement. And to think there is some where else out there for us may be just plan wrong. Earth is are one true home and even with all are tech and smarts I think this will always be the case.

  • No it is not even tho I like it

    Space exploration is not essential to humans living and will not likely solve bigger problems here at home not to mention there would need to be huge break through in space flight to effect a huge portion of humanity like the Americas did for the Europeans. At any rate I still don't think we are wasting are time doing it. There may be money to be made on it and it may give us something better to do than wars with each other. But to say it must happen would be false statement. And to think there is some where else out there for us may be just plan wrong. Earth is are one true home and even with all are tech and smarts I think this will always be the case.

  • I don’t think that space exploration is essential to humanity.



    I don’t think that space
    exploration is essential to humanity.
    Why do we need space exploration?
    There are so many other problems in the world now that need to be
    addressed. There are so many homeless
    people that it should be embarrassing to the government. But, instead, they just want to waste more
    money on space exploration.


  • Not needed at all!!!

    We don't need to explore space at all. It is not necessary for our survival. Even if we do go in to space we can't live on the other planets. We do not and we not meant to travel off the earth and explore space, there is more important ways we could be spending all that money we have put in to space travel


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