Perhaps he saw the benefits of such a feat in realms other than just political or philosophical. While signing the authorization bill of the N... ... middle of paper ... ...worlds. Mars is just the second “giant leap” in our knowledge of the universe. Who knows what discoveries will be found on our research of other planets? To give up on space exploration due to financial restraints is like giving up on science in general.
As humans our desire to visit space has never ceased, but our scientific advances have so far only allowed manned visits to the moon. There are many political factors that influence the ongoing attempts to engineer space tourism and future missions to Mars, which has been in the works since the twentieth century. High costs and risks involved in spaceflight due to the longevity in space and the effects of cosmic rays have been many of the setbacks in making it a reality. The United States is currently unable to conduct human spaceflight after losing its capability to launch upon the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011. China National Space Administration and Russia Federal Space Agency are the only two government facilities that continue sending humans to space.
Any person in the capsule would be subject to large amounts of radiation. This highly am... ... middle of paper ... ...th orbit,” (Private Space Companies). Privatizing the space industry would expand the human race into other planets and moons in the solar system. It will allow the United States to be a leader in space explorations. Currently, a market forming is around the larger companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, the real world implications of the companies have began to progress from prototyping their designs to fulfilling their first goals in almost half the time that it took NASA to put a man on the moon.
Mankind has always been fascinated with exploring the unknown. From sailing to distant lands to someday setting foot on other planets, the spirit of exploration is the same. Bur now with the current economic situation and the high cost of sending people to space, NASA is being looked at as a way to free up some much needed funds. Although, there is many problems here on planet Earth that need addressing, the benefits of space exploration far out weight the disadvantages. Space exploration has given us more advanced technology, advances in the medical field, and a boost to the economy and these facts cannot be disputed.
Also, if the moon landing did not occur, we would not have been able to create more up to date models and send them into space to explore. Despite the fact that no human has landed on the moon since, satellites have provided us with useful information while exploring outer space. Finally, if the US had not landed on the moon, we would not have won the Space Race. For all we know, we could have still been involved in the Cold War to this day. Landing on the moon was a great leap for mankind and technology as a whole.
The agency has made it possible for astronauts to go to the moon and also to walk around planet Mars with robotic automobiles. The invention of the tri-axis control design has had a significant influence on modern space explorations, helping astronauts to effectively focus their satellites on the target. This has been important in increasing efficiency and precision in astronomical discoveries (Birchard, 2003). In the last five years, NASA has focu... ... middle of paper ... ...ratosphere and hence should not be ignored. Space tourism is therefore likely to generate significant disquiet among conservationists.
For example, Dactyl, the moon orbiting the asteroid Ida contains more iron that the human on earth has used from entire existence. These asteroids can be mined near Mars and shipped for low cost to planet. Thus Mars promises economic potential if colonized. From the above mentioned points, aset up of settlement on Mars is not far-off. However, still the question remains in everyone’s mind that if colony on Mars would be self-sufficient?
As a country we need to start investing more money and research into space technology. Programs currently exist for this effort, but the potential for research and progress is limited by a lack of funding; compared to other government funded programs, aerospace funding is pitiful. Continued research in space technology is a necessary step in our growth and development not just as a country but also as entire human race. If we are to achieve this goal, it is necessary to increase funding for space research and technology and consider the possibility of colonizing outer space. If we limit our existence to the planet Earth, and continue to drain the resources on this planet, we will destroy the only home we have.
The money received from the government plays a crucial role in funding these space explorations. Knowing this, to put a man on mars, NASA would pay many times “the budget of the National Science Foundation” (Mindell 6). Because of the cost, sending a man to mars is not NASAs top priority. Funding can make or brake a
The “Space Race” of the 1960’s between the US and Russia was very expensive but it yielded a tremendous number of technological advances. It has long been said that the exploration of the cosmos should be secondary to more important things like resolutions to problems on Earth. However, as scientists and engineers reach further and further out into the outer limits of the stars, they gain equally substantial insight on how to solve problems on Earth. The first moon landing brought Unity to America but it also led to conspiracy. Even though it happened in 1969, the first moon landing had a lasting effect on the world.