Space Exploration: The Future Of The Waste Of Space

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The trip to the closest star at one mile an hour, would take around 70,000 years. To get that far, the space program will have to have better technology that we already have (Reed). The Gravity on the moon has one-sixth the gravity of Earth. Even though some people think space exploration is a waste of time, money, and resources, more advancements need to be made with space exploration because is creates jobs, a way to find more resources, and man kind needs a planet to fall back on. To begin to talk about the future of the space program, one must first read about the past. The amount of excitement forty-six years ago, created by the first man on the moon, has and probably will never be reached today or in the future (“The Future of Space Exploration”). This is important because the people who are excited by the space program as a child, might end up with a career with the space program in the future. The United States of America did not just have a goal, it was also “a challenge” and a race (The Future of Space Exploration”). Without a goal one…show more content…
“Compared to the Apollo days” the space program is getting money and resources much slower today (“The Future of Space Exploration”). This is important because, the space program needs money to fund the very expensive space shuttles. In 1965, the height of the Space Race, NASA’s budget was about four and a half percent of the federal budget (“The Future of Space Exploration”). Today, the budget for NASA is about half a percent of the federal budget (“The Future of Space Exploration”). 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
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