Think about how big space is. We have only begun to scratch the surface and we decide to stop? Doesn't make much sense to me. Space travel should continue so we can learn as much as we possibly can from space. It may hold a lot of keys to our future.
No, we should not increase the amount of space travel because it costs a lot of money, its dangerous, and we are wasting time and research on space while we already have a bunch of different problems here on earth. Yes, I know that an increase in space travel would be very helpful, because then the astronaut’s would give you stories of their real life experiences which is far better than just videos and pictures and it would also give us information to better the world.
Reason One that we shouldn’t increase the amount of space travel is because it costs a lot of money. For each launch it costs around 209 billion dollars! You heard me 209 billion dollars! While people are spending billions of dollars which we could spend on education and finding cures for illnesses and diseases. Also, there would be extra costs for the astronauts food ,oxygen and equipment. If you add all that it would be around 209.5 billion. Which is really expensive. All of that for one launch. Not really worth it.
Reason Two it can be very dangerous. If perhaps an astronaut ran out of air while they're exploring a planet, BOOM they suffocate and die. That can also go for the space vessel which can run out of oxygen and the same thing happens. Also, if the ship runs out of fuel you’d be drifting around in space with food that doesn't even taste good for the rest of your life, which would be pretty short because there's only so much to go around. If you're perhaps exploring out in space and the rope that keeps you attach to the vessel somehow gets dettacht then you're floating in space for about another say day and then you die. Also ,you can get sick from going in space.
Reason Three is we are wasting time and research on space while we already have a bunch of problems here on earth. While we are wasting time,research, and money on space, we could be looking for cures for illnesses, disease, and/or poverty. Also, under water there are signs that there could be solutions to illnesses and diseases. So we could be researching on that not things in space.
Yes, I know that extra research would be helpful, but should we really be wasting time on space while we could be working more on improving earth which we actually live in. Yes We do technically live in space to, but it makes more sense to learn more on the place we live in, which is Earth.
No, I do not think that space travel should continue and that money should be put somewhere else. As much fun as space traveling is and learning more about our world, I think that the billions of dollars could be put somewhere else into job creation or the infrastructure here on earth.