Exploring other planets can be an exceptional thing; for example, it creates jobs. Not only does it create jobs, it may also prevent future terrorist attacks. Space travel does cost quite a bit. It even costs a lot to launch a space shuttle, not build one, but launch. It cost about $450-billion to launch a space shuttle.
In order to effectively argue the future space travel, there needs to be a firm understanding that these endeavors are a financial black hole that affects not only those directly involved, but economies all over the world as well. What is known as the “Space Race” began with Sputnik and the Apollo missions and has grown exponentially ever since. This “race” is the implied competition between major nations to be the first to venture into the unknown. As technology and science continue to thrive, the interest in space also increases. With this comes certain pressure put on prestigiously educated nations to discover and go further than the competitor.
When talking about the current space program, Neil Degrasse Tyson once said, “I got angry with America, because advancing is not just something you do incrementally. You need innovation as well, so that your advances are revolutionary, not merely evolutionary” (Tyson 3). America used to have the top space program in the world. Being first to the moon excited the country and gave everyone a sense of pride and fulfillment. Lately, though, we have been falling behind in space exploration.
The space program from the Kennedy era until now has proliferated and grown successfully. Scientists and Nasa have been able to learn information about our universe. Opponents of space exploration would be doing what they want to prevent: wasting money. Space exploration will brings more benefits with more resources and time. If the taxpayer money is taken from space exploration it would be a waste of money, time, and resources( Source H).
(Ontario Office, 2003). It is said that governments should spend money on individuals' basic needs rather than exploring outer space, for promotion of a low crime rate, sense of happiness and satisfaction for individuals, and the stability of the society as a whole. Cost of Exploring Space Around the world, a few countries have started competing in the exploration of space. Consequently, it leads to the high expenditure of exploring outer space. There is a huge amount of cost every year for the exploration of outer space.
A serious disease might lead people to the death, natural disasters possibly will occur, or end of earth might come without any warning and take innocent people’s lives away. Regardless of this fact, there are still many people arguing that the space exploration is waste of money. Actually, the amount of money on the national budget always looks huge, but it is not really huge compared to other areas that the money was used. Furthermore, I believe that investing money on space exploration is same as people buying insurance. If space exploration succeeds, humans will doubtless find a new planet to live on and become safe, and investing money on space exploration will just turn out to be the preparation for unclear future.
Private space travel should be encouraged. Private space exploration can lead to many positive benefits for our country. With the no longer continued support of public funding to NASA the threat of losing our space programs as a whole is in jeopardy. Putting an end to our space programs would destroy the continuation of space related research and all hopes of the United States reaching Mars. Privately funded companies would allow for continued research, hope of one day putting humans on Mars and most importantly explore many new things that were once never an option with government funded programs.
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
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.
Why are we spending money up there when we need it down here? That is a question I hear: on social media, television, and in real life about space exploration. One day, our planet is going to cease to exist; that is a fact that is undisputed. Space exploration is important not only for the continuation of our species, but it is a driving force for technology and our economy. The need for NASA and advancements in space exploration is as important now, as it was during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s While we are not in the middle of a cold war today, our country is fighting another battle: a lack of ambition.