Dr. Lobeto, ladies and gentlemen of the classroom: I have gathered you all here to persuade you that space exploration is indeed worth the risk despite what a few people think. Those people think that exploration is a complete waste of time and money, but I would have to completely disagree with them because it has many benefits for the human race. Exploration is worth the risk, because it will give us information and resources that we didn’t have access to before we explored that place.
For many years humans have been exploring space to discover the unknown and fuel their curious and adventurous nature, but the decision of whether space exploration is worth the cost is strongly debated. Due to various arguments and evidence space exploration is strongly supported is proven to be worth the cost. Some of these reasons include space exploration being able to expand our knowledge and it being able to generate wealth. With these reasons the argument of whether space exploration is worth the risk can be easily decided.
The American space program as well as the United States economy is facing many challenges at this time but we need to look at what the long term costs of not continuing a robust manned and unmanned space program will be. The solar system holds many mysteries and an untold amount of untapped resources that if not explored and utilized by the United States will be utilized by other Nations. With finite resources on Earth any nation that is able to tap into new resources will be at a tremendous
Some people’s counterarguments saying that it’s pointless and it provides no benefits to us shows that there is a lack of knowledge about space exploration among most people .The ‘Space Race’ i.e. the competition to travel to the moon, was the first political issue that actually became a rivalry between countries. Everybody seems to forget that if we weren’t able to go to space, we wouldn’t have discovered traces of water on other planets such as mars- On the 9th of December 2013; NASA reported that there was once a freshwater lake on the surface of Mars, and there are still traces of water in its atmosphere. This ultimately means that there could possibly be habitable planets in our universe, in our solar system! This could provide a place to go if there in any supernatural disaster, like an earthquake, tsunami or even an asteroid as
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is one of the leading organizations in space technology and research. In the past 60 years, NASA has sent numerous satellites, telescopes and crew modules into space. Despite drawbacks in launch failures and lack of funding, NASA continues to focus on its mission in space exploration and technological advancement. One of NASA’s projects is to explore deep space, in which entails a manned missions to Mars, exploration of the asteroid belt, and beyond. With these goals in mind, NASA has engineered new rocketry and even created a program to better allocate costs of such conquests. With these new advancements, NASA has created a new age of how space travel is carried out.
The amount of accomplishments America has achieved in the area of space research is staggering. We have sent man to the moon, landed rovers, and discovered uncountable celestial bodies just by telescope! There are many benefits of space exploration, making it absolutely worth the cost. Some of these benefits are creating new beneficial jobs, and expanding our knowledge. While some argue there are drawbacks to space exploration, I think that the benefits outweigh these drawbacks. In addition, we desire to explore the unknown. As Georgia Douglass Johnson said the the poem “Your World”, in stanza 1 “Your world is as big as you make it”. This means that we can do whatever we want, as long as we’re determined.
Have you ever thought about exploring space? In the text “From Packing For Mars” they discuss some reasons why we shouldn’t spend valuable resources. Even though some people think that we should spend our valuable resources, I think that we shouldn’t.
English 099 December 6, 2012 Space Exploration! Humans have dreamed of leaving the earth and traveling space for many years, and up to this day they have taken many steps in the right direction. Yet, with every new frontier they approach, new problems loom over the horizon.
When the Germans showed the world that reaching the stars was not a far-fetched idea, it was possible to do an unbelievable feat of science and engineering. Although the German rocket project was terminated, they had started the basis of modern day rocketry. The dream was growing to enormous proportions. Various nations were interested in this technology, especially the U.S.S.R. and later the United States of America (Snedden 9).
Give NASA a Real Mission Summary The author, Gregg Easterbrook (2011), has identified that the NASA resources are not being routed efficiently. "We’re throwing money at the wrong stuff". First, the "International Space Station" seems to be history 's most expensive mission and it is an advance space-telescope project. There are other projects that could be more inspirational such as sending people to Mars. Even though it is technically possible, it is surpassingly expensive at the moment. If there were an affordable way to reach orbit, it might open countless business opportunities in space. The reason Mars and the space business are out of reach is due the high cost of propelling weight into orbit. As an illustration, a mission to Mars could easily reach up to $ 1 trillion. The author argues that not because at the moment it’s not clear that a fundamentally new form of space propulsion can be invented, which represent an important challenge, does not mean NASA shouldn’t endeavor. Since the shuttle program began, excessive effort has been directed to maintain subsidies to contractors and congressional districts in comparison to the emphasis have been placed on seeking new ideas. According to the author, it is possible to restructure NASA’s budget, divert $1 or $2 billion a year from funding for manned space travel to propulsion research, and reducing Astronaut to the minimal level in order to free up the money needed. Alleging that any grand future in space will require a
NASA’s Shuttle Program also known as the Space Transportation System, was the first winged manned spacecraft operation to have achieved orbit and land, also the first to use reusable spacecrafts and make multiple flights into various orbits. Although the shuttle program took America to a heighten achievement of orbital transportation,
COMMERCIAL SPACE LAUNCH AMMENDMENT ACT of 2004 Mark-Jacob T. Bilon Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Campus Instructor: Mr. Brian R. Fuller DEC 5, 2015 Abstract With the growing number of commercial space industry companies sharing the goal of developing and operating reusable launch vehicles (RLV) for commercial space travel for humans, Congress passed the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act (CSLAA) to help promote this growing industry and to establish clear regulations for the industry to develop and operate the means to advance the aspect of human space travel and ensure the safety of the uninvolved public. This paper will discuss how the Commercial Space Launch Amendment Act of 2004 came to be and how it has encouraged the growth of commercial space travel.
If the United States does not invest more money in the space program the human race will cease to exist. Recently there have been a system of planets discovered that could maintain life. However, without proper funding NASA will not be able to reach them. Currently with the fastest rocket NASA has it would take over 50,000 years to get there. This timeframe could decrease drastically if the space program receives more money.
Since we first sent rockets into Earths orbit, we have been pushing the technological boundaries in order to reach new
In the recent century what used to be science fiction is quickly becoming a reality. Things like the space shuttle, super computers and robots are coming out of Hollywood and into the real world. The most recent projection is the space elevator project. It consists of a 62,000 mile long cable elevator to the stars. This project which was previously believed to be impossible and absurd is now on the fast track to success. This recent success can be attributed to both new technological developments and the fact that project barriers are being demolished.