Bennefits of Space Exploration

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  • Topic: Space exploration, International Space Station, Asteroid
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While the cost of space exploration is a controversial issue, our past explorations have had a lasting impact on mankind. If the government were to put more money into space exploration many benefits would be awarded to us. Although the explorations may take an enormous amount of money, time, and research, it also promises us astronomic profits in return. Many of us don't understand all of the benefits that come along with space exploration, and how in the long run, they could outweigh the negative effects. Space exploration needs to expand farther than ever before, in order to gain security for Earth, knowledge, and craving for discovery. A major benefit we are most commonly aware of is how space exploration is helping to ensure the future survival of humanity. NASA is currently in charge of detecting and tracking asteroids that could impact Earth and destroy life as we know it. Some explanations for extinctions and evolution include strikes by asteroids or comets. "While space may hold many wonders and explanations of how the universe was formed or how it works, it also holds dangers. The chance of a large asteroid or comet hitting the Earth is small, but given time, it will happen." Our technology is reaching the point where we can detect the threat and have the chance to do something about it. Falling asteroids aren’t the only thing we have to worry about. Natural disasters happen so commonly throughout the entire world. The ability to warn populations of approaching dangers from hurricanes, monsoons, tidal waves, fires and earthquakes are increasingly dependent on technology in space. If there is nothing we can do to save ourselves, space exploration can help us find sustainable planets to live on. Without the ability to reach out across space, the chance to save ourselves might not exist. Knowledge and craving for discovery is another benefit to space exploration. By expanding exploration, we could obtain medical sources, which could...
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