Why fund space ok, funding science and research is all fine and dandy, you might say, but why can't we just do all the things you mentioned on earth without having to go through the expense of funding space exploration one simple reason why we'd be better off trying to develop revolutionary. But it's such a lot of money that it's difficult to explain briefly why it's worth it here's what i think: first, there are some immediate practical benefits to spending on space exploration billions of dollars spent on nasa are not crateloads of cash loaded onto a rocket and shot into space the high costs are not. Universe today has been compiling a list of responses to this question by space- bloggers from across the web check it out, there are some great answers in response to universe today's call for answers, we decided to compile a list of our top reasons that space exploration is a worthwhile endeavor. Many positive collaborations between nations emerge from space exploration, from the subdivision of costs to the sharing of technological resources that guarantee the safety of astronauts (think of the russian shuttles that have taken even americans into space) to be sure, international political events. The 1986 explosion of the space shuttle challenger had a dramatic effect on nasa and the space exploration community it was also, arguably, a textbook example of something called a normal accident the 1984 book normal accidents: living with high risk technologies by yale university sociologist. Totally not worth it everyones is saying we could find another planet blah blah blah but, if we can't get close to most of the planets how are we supposed to explore them so it's not worth it i know everybody has the same reason problems on earth but, it's true if we can get in trillions of dollars in debt with other.
Today, that number's quite different, with the average american taxpayer contributing $041 to the space program again, that doesn't seem like much, but, when you think about it, that's 41 cents to awe and inspire yes, “awe and inspire” because, for most americans, space exploration yields little practical. By bob mcdonald, host of the cbc science radio program quirks & quarks now that nasa has successfully launched the ares x-1 on its $450 million two-minute flight to the ocean bottom, there are rumblings (even on my own network) about whether space flight it is worth the money while i agree there. (the shuttle decision by nixon resulted in a flight program, to be sure, but was a negative decision to ratchet back space objectives and not let nasa build a space station or go beyond earth orbit) it is also worthwhile to note that neither of these presidents was interested in space science or exploration. July 20th, 2009 was the 40th anniversary of apollo 11's historic flight to the moon, where astronauts neil armstrong and buzz aldrin became the first human beings to walk on the moon 40 years ago, space flight inspired such awe that astronauts were hailed as heroes and celebrities by men, women, and.
Yet francis slakey, associate director of public affairs for the american physical society, wrote in a 1999 scientific american article on the future of space exploration that ”œ in july 1998 the american society for cell biology blunt- ly called for the cancellation of the crystallogra- phy program,” saying that ” œproposed. Is space travel a waste of money can we justify reaching for the stars when there's so much that needs our attention here on earth poet mark grist battles. The millions we spend on the space industry don't go up in smoke: they pay for jobs, services, new technology and much more. I think we should continue space exploration because, it can lead up to new inventions in the technology category and we can discover new racecourses it is worth it to spend the money because if we ever ran out of clean water we could try to discover life on another planet in conclusions i think we should continue space.
Space exploration may be worthwhile from a standpoint of scientific research, but there is little ultimate benefit to colonizing other worlds contrary to popular belief, we aren't permanently ruining earth, it's been through a lot worse in the past, and even with the worst case global warming scenario will be far. A look into space travel for the proliferation of the human race in it i very vaguely detail how we can better human existence, and a cornerstone of this betterment involves space exploration though that article is tongue in cheek, the grain of do you think space travel is worthwhile yes no undecided. This house believes that in a time of collapsing national economies and worldwide austerity measures, investment in space is a bad use of resources. Some argue that spending money on space is not a good investment, or that it is a luxury that we cannot afford i believe that space exploration is a very sound investment nasa's 2015 budget is $175 billion it is estimated that the total economic benefit of each dollar spent on the space program has been.
And presidential science advisor jack marburger has said that questions about space exploration come down to whether we want to bring the solar system within mankind's sphere of economic influence i think that is extraordinarily well put but these are not reasons that would make americans miss our space program. Timisoara - jan 19, 2004 - the new space policy of the bush administration, aimed at taking the humankind back to the moon and on to mars, came under fire before even being released in their bid at the democratic nomination for the white house, several politicians criticized george w bush's grand. Might the money spent on space exploration by governments and scientific institutes be better used for “real world” problems should be on people who play sport getting paid ridiculous amounts of money one day we will have to leave this planet, so, for the future of the human race yes, it is worth it 1. Once again, advocates of space exploration face the daunting challenge of devising compelling arguments to justify spending money on space despite pressing needs on earth, which raises the question of how to convince politicians and the public that space is a worthwhile investment the past holds the.
Billions of dollars are spent every year for space exploration but does this money bring us any benefits we present the top arguments from both sides. These services should not be bundled with human space exploration when deciding whether space programs are worthwhile – these services are fundamental if you're looking for an ethical argument about this sector, then you may want to consider whether it is ethical for an advanced economy like. Space exploration has a multitude of positives which could prove worthwhile to countries which invest in space exploration firstly, educationally space exploration is important as it will come back with more findings from research and exploration itself which will enable the knowledge of processes in space to be grasped by.
Is it really “worth it” though our hyper-commercialized world is one in which the loss of life and millions of pounds worth of technology is described as a “bad day” rather than a disaster however, though this commercial venture displays much that is wrong with our attitude to space exploration, i feel that it is. Just like chess-playing computers, robots waste time and energy evaluating possibilities, when a human on the spot would instantly know whether a line of exploration was worthwhile furthermore, the publicity given to human space disasters masks the much higher failure rate of unmanned missions. A version of this essay was first presented at the national society of black engineer's annual conference luncheon in pittsburgh, pa this past april one of the hardest questions that is often asked of us rocket scientists is why is space exploration important even jfk tried to answer this question many. I had launched twice before on the space shuttle, but was acutely aware of a key difference on this flight, mission sts-26 this time i “although we grieve deeply , as do the families of apollo 1 and challenger before us, the bold exploration of space must go on and that, in the end, is what makes the risk worthwhile.
Is space exploration a scam this question was originally answered on quora by corey powell.