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Intro -While I do believe the instigator (in this case, Con) has the burden of proof, I guess I have no choice but to begin making my case. Since we have a lot of rounds, I'll begin with citing just a few points - pros and benefits - to investing in space exploration. I look forward to Con's rebuttal and making points of his own. Thanks in advance to Con for his participation in this debate. 1. Truth Truth about science and other things exist before humanity ever discovers it. Just as humanity was ignorant to most truths such as facts about the planets, solar system, outter space, gravity, etc. we are still ignorant to a lot of scientific data that could answer many of our questions and reveal more of nature's truth. Information about science can help us become more innovative regarding technology, and answer many fundamental questions that may even enlighten us or help us answer other questions or dictate new philosophy in the area of mathematics, physics and even ethics. Knowledge is power, and knowledge is righteous. To limit our understanding of the universe limits our potential as human beings and prevents us from being the best we can be. And who knows - we may even find (intelligent) life on other planets. 2. Raw Materials Through exploring space, we may find new minerals including previous raw materials (rocks or other resources) that could help us here on earth. They could help us profit or better take care of our planet and/or ensure the survival of our species. It might also help us become more eco-friendly. 3. Desire Many people have an appetite for action-adventure and seek fulfillment in taking big and exciting risks. Space exploration often satisfies this goal for lucky people.
discover how the basic laws of physics and chemistry can lead to the diverse phenomena observed in complex systems" . the industry helps create jobs and serves as a useful investment insofar as the gains we can have (technology. and in what ways life modifies planetary environments as well as understand how physical and chemical processes determine the main characteristics of the planets. and their environments. explore the terrestrial space environment to discover what potential hazards to the Earth may exist.. I'll expand on this issue further if my opponent brings it up.. whether extant life forms exist beyond Earth... of course. . where it may have existed. etc. answer questions about the 'bigger picture' and perhaps help answer some basic human questions such as: Why are we here? In addition.Re-cap /Conclusion -"Any information that can be gained from further [space exploration] is vast. money. -. Thereby illuminating the workings of the Earth. I suppose I'll leave it at that for now. Money While it's true that space exploration can be expensive. raw materials. Good luck. learn how the Sun's retinue of planets originated and evolved. it's also true that the industry creates thousands of jobs. This scientific information can.. Con. I can also argue that the investment returns are worth it for the definite and probable gains. science. [it can help us] determine how life developed in the solar system.4.).
galaxies. Space exploration helps the nations become independent. Space exploration provides students the knowledge and interest to make name for themselves in the future and a career opportunity to thrive for. I .870 miles per hour. Is space exploration useful or waste of money? What are the advantages and disadvantages of space exploration? To explore living beings other than earth has always been a matter of fantasy which can never come true without space exploration. have been mostly conducting seemingly routine scientific experiments. 2009 was the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11′s historic flight to the moon. This is only possible by the exploring the space. travel and try to find out any other species that lives anywhere in the universe other than the earth. Top 5 Reasons why Space Exploration is Important for the World§ § July 20th. satellites and anything in outer space. For example if a country has its own satellite it doesn’t have to rely on other country’s satellite to give a weather forecast or any other job related to satellites.32 weeks 3 days ago Space exploration requires money but it does try to find the future options for the survival of humans. Space exploration means to explore the space other than earth be it other planets. We all see space flight as mundane because the vast majority of space flights since Apollo 11. For recent Space News. Researches like finding possibilities of life on Mars are an example under this category. Despite all those benefits. comets. If a useful element is discovered that is rare on earth and in plenty on that planet or in that particular space. and children alike. Threats like global warming and supernova are already raising curiosity amongst the people of how long would the life on earth survive. where the world is shocked into being reminded of the inherit dangers of sitting on 1 million gallons of rocket fuel. metals and other resources that may help the earth in one way or the other is also an aspect of space exploration. This is an interesting career opportunity for many and provides chances for those who want to make name in the world. Now don’t get me wrong. or re-entering the earth’s atmosphere at 1. This technology however requires money for varieties of reasons. there may be possibilities that ways should be sought to bring that element to help the earth. check out our Space§category. 40 years ago. When it comes to competition the benefits are taken over by the egoistic approach which doesn’t overrule the benefits but is not purely for the benefit. would likely to be able to name one astronaut in service today. Astronomers research. It empowers them with various resources utilized at earth. 2012 . It is a matter of prestige that a country has N number of satellites and has N number of space research centres. and later Columbia. It is because of space exploration researches by the astronomers and the scientists that the world knows the planetary bodies around the earth. space exploration is a matter of competition amongst the nations. 40 years later none of us. besides the most avid space fanatic.Space Exploration – Useful or Waste of Money§ Tweet§ Submitted by archit§ April 11. Discovery of new gases. space flight inspired such awe that astronauts were hailed as heroes and celebrities by men. where astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first human beings to walk on the moon. Despite the tragedies of Space Shuttle Challenger. women.
Promote Science Education – The Apollo missions inspired a whole generation of kids who wanted to grow up to be astronauts. 2. The big dream is space colonization. a manned mission to Mars would. Put Ourselves into Perspective – From space earth is really small. which granted will not be an easy task. I disagree with such assessments. Most saying that it is a waste of time. Still… it is virtually unlimited natural resources! There will be no more excuses for hiking up prices on barrels of oil. and smog up the air beyond what is breathable (see: China). or out of the world as it may be. If we start seeing how small . We also don’t have the fever of beating those damned Ruskies because they might go to space and blow us all up. and Bruce Willis. start pulling up your carpet. It is all just a matter of collecting it and bringing it back. see all animal’s habitats destroyed. So here I will count down “Houston style. Sometimes I think it would be a good thing to put our place in the universe into perspective. but these experiments don’t exactly inspire awe in the general population like. and near earth objects. space exploration§ is important not only to humanity’s curiosity of the great beyond. who dared to explore on wooden ships to discover “the new world. Yet. I hear many people decry the importance of NASA and space flight. NASA’s Environmental Research – You would think that the guys who burn a million pounds of rocket fuel wouldn’t be the most environmentally minded people in the world. most people don’t know that NASA does a lot of good environmental research while they are up there looking down at all of us. or more importantly the much anticipated manned mission to Mars will again inspire a whole new generation to reach for the stars so to speak? I do. kick down your door. 5.believe in the importance of science in space§. or we all might end up living in skyscrapers. I got to thinking about the importance of continuing space exploration. We need somewhere to put all these people. Out in space there is virtually unlimited resources. and engineers. which as we all know from the movies can destroy the earth any day now without warning. Watching some fantastic documentaries (such as Discovery’s When We Left Earth§) celebrating the 40th anniversary this week. climate change. I don’t go into your house light up a stogy. (Although hopefully we will have moved far beyond oil by then). However. unless we have a group of oil drillers. alternative energy.” my top 5 reasons why space exploration is important for the world. 4.” In my humble opinion. Don’t you think that NASA’s return to the moon. I often wonder if people threw out the same criticisms of our European ancestors. From space earth is really fragile. We all know that science education has been slightly lacking in the United States as of late. Eliminate Earth Over Population – The current earth population is almost 6. and then kill your cat. 3. we are burning through the earth’s natural resources pretty quickly. NASA has done a lot of work in studying air quality. but it is also important for the future of the earth and all of us living on it. a nuke. we as the human species have been doing that to our own home the earth for quite a while now.8 BILLION people. rocket scientists. 1. which we had during the height of the cold war when Apollo 11 touched down on the lunar Sea of Tranquility. Natural Resources – Related to over population. Arguably beyond the carrying capacity of the earth already. and more importantly money. oh say.
and provide for us in the next 40 years as it has the last 40 years. just maybe we will not be so prone to abusing our one true home. I hope space exploration can continue to inspire. nor be complacent in it’s meaning to all of us.and fragile we are out there floating in space. We cannot ignore the importance of space exploration. educate. . maybe. Blast Off! Here’s to the men and women who gave their lives to explore the great unknown.
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