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Should the government continue to fund the space program?

  • Space is very important to humankind

    5. Promote Science Education – The Apollo missions inspired a whole generation of kids who wanted to grow up to be astronauts, rocket scientists, and engineers. We all know that science education has been slightly lacking in the United States as of late. NASA’s return to the moon, or more importantly the much anticipated manned mission to Mars will again inspire a whole new generation to reach for the stars so to speak
    4. NASA’s Environmental Research – Most people don’t know that NASA does a lot of good environmental research while they are up there looking down at all of us. NASA has done a lot of work in studying air quality, climate change, alternative energy, and near earth objects; which as we all know from the movies can destroy the earth any day now without warning, unless we have a group of oil drillers, a nuke, and Bruce Willis.
    3. Eliminate Earth Over Population – The current earth population is almost 6.8 BILLION people. Arguably beyond the carrying capacity of the earth already. The big dream is space colonization. We need somewhere to put all these people, or we all might end up living in skyscrapers, see all animal’s habitats destroyed, and smog up the air beyond what is breathable.
    2. Natural Resources – Related to over population, we are burning through the earth’s natural resources pretty quickly. Out in space there is virtually unlimited resources. It is all just a matter of collecting it and bringing it back, which granted will not be an easy task. It is virtually unlimited natural resources. There will be no more excuses for hiking up prices on barrels of oil
    1. Put Ourselves into Perspective – From space earth is really small. From space earth is really fragile. I don’t go into your house light up a stogy, start pulling up your carpet, kick down your door, and then kill your cat. Yet, we as the human species have been doing that to our own home the earth for quite a while now. If people start seeing how small and fragile we are out there floating in space, people will not be so prone to abusing their one true home.

  • It is important

    Let us explore the whole universe lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol we need to do this come on no one is that dumb of wasting money right. It is fun. We can get the money back in a few months right. We should be smart right guys.

  • Need to support space program

    We could start a new civilization and we could get help from other civilizations if we need help. We get educated and if the world goes bad we can move there and chill have fun got California Miami Cairo Istanbul l l l l l l l l ll l

  • I think without space, humanity would die

    Eventually, earth will die and if people aren't away from earth when that happens, we will all die. I like the idea of staying alive and finding a new habitable space place. I think there might also might be some cool stuff in space, like cures for cancer or just some sick aliens

  • NASA is important

    We are in space now on this space rock called Earth, we need to study the stars and have a greater understanding of what is out there. Every penny spent goes into research. NASA does more than playing with rockets. They are scientists that have studied their whole lives and know what they are doing. NASA isn't just about space exploration, they are moving technology forward. NASA creates useful technology and studies other fields of science. They have a much larger impact than you think. Keep them going or there will be problems.

  • NASA is important

    We are in space now on this space rock called Earth, we need to study the stars and have a greater understanding of what is out there. Every penny spent goes into research. NASA does more than playing with rockets. They are scientists that have studied their whole lives and know what they are doing. NASA isn't just about space exploration, they are moving technology forward. NASA creates useful technology and studies other fields of science. They have a much larger impact than you think. Keep them going or there will be problems.

  • Why waste precious money that we can use to save lives?

    Most of you have probably been walking down the street when you see a homeless person begging for money and starving to death. All of the tax money that we pay goes to the government, and it is being wasted on exploring space. People claim that exploring space will add to our knowledge about religion and extra terrestrial life. They also say that once Earth has become too polluted, we can move up to a planet in space. First of all, we don't NEED to know about why things happen or how they started. The more important question is how we should keep Earth safe and maintain its hospitality to life for millions of years. That leads up to my second point. Why would there ever be any need for humans to move to different planets? Only if the Earth became too polluted or its environment became too hostile to live in. Those are factors that WE control. If you go to a hotel, you are getting a room to stay in, but you are also expected to do certain things that maintain the room and keep it in its current state. It is the same thing with Earth. We live on it, and we are expected to not pollute so that the environment stays clean for our own safety. Therefore, if our planet does become too polluted, it would be the people's own fault that they have to move away. Third of all, the money that is going to help pay for NASA and space exploration is also taking away from the amount of money used to help the needy. Some people just don't want to work, but those who really can't due to some kind of illness are in trouble. They are dying away because they aren't getting enough money for food. If you were in that situation, think of how you would feel about money being used to send people off into space rather than help support you and your innocent family's lives.

  • Because we need a back up planet to live on

    When earth is destroyed where would we go? Of course we need a new planet or do you want everyone to die other others some might die helping but human must survive! At least let us explore our own solar system we must survive or nothing will live that can move.

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  • The government should keep funding the NASA space program

    I think this because once our planet is to dirty to live on we need to be able to get to a different planet and live there. Now there is the possibility that people here stop littering and recycle everything and stop polluting the air but I really doubt that so they should keep funding the space program

  • No its bad

    The shuttle may kill people and many shuttle have ended in tragedy. If we should use 1.7 billion dollars to make these stupid shuttles, we should rather use this on helping poor people or helping government to do more meaningful things. Theres more to save on land then to find a new planet

  • No its bad

    The cost is 1.7 billion dollars per craft and these money can be used for somewhere much more better than spending on stupid crafts that can't even find a planet good for leaving on. We can use them on supporting poor people and use the resources that may be used for exploding shuttle somewhere better.

  • No its bad

    The cost is 1.7 billion dollars per craft and these money can be used for somewhere much more better than spending on stupid crafts that can't even find a planet good for leaving on. We can use them on supporting poor people and use the resources that may be used for exploding shuttle somewhere better.

  • No its bad

    The cost is 1.7 billion dollars per craft and these money can be used for somewhere much more better than spending on stupid crafts that can't even find a planet good for leaving on. We can use them on supporting poor people and use the resources that may be used for exploding shuttle somewhere better.

  • Resources Be Used Elsewhere

    No matter what your opinion is on this subject, traveling and going into space, costs money. NASA's budget has been growing since the start of the space race and no other budget has done so quite exponentially such as NASA's. Instead of focusing on traveling in space, we need to focus on what's going on in should our own society. Just imo.

  • Check out this youtube video it shows why the governments shouldnt fund this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRnwK01n904

    As you can clearly see governments are not equipped to deal with rocket science. Do you really want this guy building our space ships? Does he look like a rocket scientist to you? This clearly shows the dangers of having government involved in space travel. THERE IS NO ARGUING WITH THE FACTS!!!

  • Why waste precious money that we can use to save lives?

    Most of you have probably been walking down the street when you see a homeless person begging for money and starving to death. All of the tax money that we pay goes to the government, and it is being wasted on exploring space. People claim that exploring space will add to our knowledge about religion and extra terrestrial life. They also say that once Earth has become too polluted, we can move up to a planet in space. First of all, we don't NEED to know about why things happen or how they started. The more important question is how we should keep Earth safe and maintain its hospitality to life for millions of years. That leads up to my second point. Why would there ever be any need for humans to move to different planets? Only if the Earth became too polluted or its environment became too hostile to live in. Those are factors that WE control. If you go to a hotel, you are getting a room to stay in, but you are also expected to do certain things that maintain the room and keep it in its current state. It is the same thing with Earth. We live on it, and we are expected to not pollute so that the environment stays clean for our own safety. Therefore, if our planet does become too polluted, it would be the people's own fault that they have to move away. Third of all, the money that is going to help pay for NASA and space exploration is also taking away from the amount of money used to help the needy. Some people just don't want to work, but those who really can't due to some kind of illness are in trouble. They are dying away because they aren't getting enough money for food. If you were in that situation, think of how you would feel about money being used to send people off into space rather than help support you and your innocent family's lives.

  • Just think of it...

    This is a waste of money, literally no valuable resources have been found on mars, if we can barely conquer the moon how will we conquer mars? Be real, these processes take billions and billions of years we cant speed it up in a couple hundred years, for you environmentalists let nature take its course let nature decide when mars will become habitable, coming to another point IF MARS WAS HABITABLE THERE WOULD BE LIFE ON IT, BUT THERE ISNT SO ITS NOT HABITABLE AND WE CANT MAKE IT HABITABLE IN A COUPLE HUNDRED YEARS SPACE EXPLORATION HAS NO VALUE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY STFU WITH YOUR WHAT IFS AND POSSIBILITIES AND WAKE UP TO REALITY MORONS

  • Garbage idea no pls.

    This is a terrible idea. Space iis bad, you should not be wasying your time in space becuz space is stupid af. If you think space is cool you are stupid. Fight me. Space is more garabge than nathan jewmanski. Nathan jewmanski is so dumb he fails tests in school. Now 1v1 me at bk. Bye

  • Garbage idea no pls.

    This is a terrible idea. Space iis bad, you should not be wasying your time in space becuz space is stupid af. If you think space is cool you are stupid. Fight me. Space is more garabge than nathan jewmanski. Nathan jewmanski is so dumb he fails tests in school. Now 1v1 me at bk. Bye


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