Life On New Planet : Life

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Life on New Planet 1 Life on New Planet Ehsan Rahmanian POG 214 Pro. Dr. Patricia O’Reilly Life on New Planet 2 Introduction: The debate about the relative merits of exploring space with humans and robots is as old as the space program itself. There are some arguments that are advanced in any discussion about the utility of space exploration and the roles of humans and robots. Those arguments in roughly ascending order of advocate support are the following: 1. Space exploration will eventually allow humans to establish a human civilization on another world as a hedge against the type of catastrophe that wiped out the dinosaurs. 2. Human explores space and creates important new technologies to advance the economy. It is true that for every dollar spend on the space program; the economy receives about eight dollars of economic benefit. Space exploration serves as a stimulus for children to enter the fields of science and engineering. 3. Space exploration in an international context offers a peaceful cooperative venue that is a valuable alternative to nation state hostilities. One can look at the International Space Station and marvel that the former Soviet Union and the United States of America are now active partners. International cooperation is also a way to reduce costs. 4. Exploration of space will provide humanity with an answer to the most fundamental questions: Are we alone? Are there other forms of life beside those on Earth?

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