Benefits of NASA Essay

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Since the beginning of time there have always been those that have opposed exploration of uncharted lands. This statement holds truth also for the NASA program since the beginning when President John F. Kennedy's vision was to ‘land a man on the moon by the end of the decade.' Instead of all the opposition of NASA and questions such as, “Why should we go to space?” I believe people should ask themselves, “Why shouldn’t we go to space?” Christopher Columbus didn’t have to sail over the Atlantic Ocean and discover America, he could have stayed in Europe but then we may not be living in the United States of America. Christopher Columbus and many others human didn’t stop but continued to explore because they are…show more content…
The pacemakers used to treat cardiac patients and the remote monitoring devices for intensive care patients came from the telemetry systems that first monitored astronauts on the spacecraft. Also the portable medical equipment on ambulances came from several NASA scientists. I have only mentioned three uses out of f NASA’s 30,000 applications helping Earthlings in hospitals, offices and homes.
NASA also has made fabrics, such as aluminum materials to serve as insulation for satellites, and fire proof clothing. Zeolite soil is another interesting invention attributed to NASA. The study of how to grow plants in the most inhospitable location, like the moon, led to the development of a synthetic soil by JSC researchers that holds promise as a revolutionary fertilizer and soil on Earth. The list of discoveries of NASA is a list that goes on and on and is all due from space exploration. But the NASA discoveries aren’t all so serious and all about saving lives.
For example, in football the reason for people not to get concussions every time the get knocked in the head is the cushioning inside the helmet. This same cushioning comes from aircraft passenger seats made by NASA.
NASA exploration is helps farmers which boosts the economy and keeps us from going hungry. NASA’s Landsat satellites are designed to observe the changing conditions on the Earth’s surface. This satellite
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