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    Is Human Spaceflight a Thing of the Past?

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    "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." - Neil Armstrong (Dunbar). When Armstrong took those first steps on the moon he probably never realized that, in the future, people would be questioning whether we should continue spaceflight. Some question whether human space flight is worth all the money that goes into it. So why not send robots, others inquire, they are less expensive to send. Some question whether space flight is necessary at all and plead with others to focus on

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    Now, ten years after this future failed to manifest, spaceflight is still a privilege reserved only for the most powerful governments of Earth. There has been no successful attempt to change this fact; to date, no human being who did not hitch a ride with a national space organization has ever orbited the planet. There is a dirty laundry list of reasons why this is so but above all, it boils down to cost. The monetary price associated spaceflight is so great that for decades, the only organizations

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    The Pros and Cons of Human Spaceflight

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    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. Should spaceflight agencies continue manned missions

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    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. Should spaceflight agencies continue manned missions

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    New America Foundation. In the article “Human Spaceflight Should End,” he favors unmanned spaceflights, arguing that robot space probes have been so successful in space exploration, that human lives should not be risked (Lind, Michael). In my opinion, robot space probes are better suited for space exploration because they do not require oxygen and if the probes get destroyed, there is no emotional attachment. With the closing of the human spaceflight program, many people would argue that this decision

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    Essay On Space Race

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    When one thinks about the space race one’s mind automatically envisions connotations of the cold war; the Soviet Union battling against the USA for technological supremacy in spaceflight capabilities. This was not only a strategic race for national defence reasons but was also seen to be a pivotal stand point of national superiority. This is also the main basis of the majority of space law still in force today. But the reality is there is a space race occurring right now in the present day, not for

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    The disadvantages of space travel

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    sending astronauts into space that may experience severe symptoms that may lead into death. They need more training towards the time they are sent up, even if the prices may be high, our health should be the main priority. Works Cited "Effect of Spaceflight on the Human Body." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 25 May 2014. Web. 26 May 2014. "Race to Mars : Known Effects of Long-term Space Flights on the Human Body." Race to Mars : Known Effects of Long-term Space Flights on the Human Body. N.p., n

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    mankind. "The X PRIZE Foundation was established in 1994 as an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring private, entrepreneurial advancements in space travel", and the sole purpose of its founders was , "to realize the dream of spaceflight for the general public" (Diamandis). What a great place the world would be if men like these were more common. Just recently, In the Months leading up to the culmination of the X-Prize there were two serious contenders for the fabled X PRIZE,

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    Ever since the Cold War, humanity has been exploring outer space and breaking new boundaries. We have made countless of discoveries by traveling space and will continue to make more in the future. Traditionally NASA, which is run by the government, has been in charge of all of our country’s space travel. However, over the years the government has lowered funding for NASA, limiting them on what they can do. Also NASA currently depends on Russia to send people to the International Space Station, and

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    It is enormously difficult to sit down and write a personal goal that is concise and reflects who I am and what I am working towards. Many goals that I have do not have a concise finish line. Others that do have an ending point seem almost miniscule against the larger backdrop of my life. Some broader goals that I have are to never let my life stagnate, constantly be learning, live happy, and to empathize with everyone I can. I have more than just these goals, but many other goals can fall under

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