Space Exploration Worth It

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Inevitably, the human population remaining on this planet will eventually lead to our demise. Our population is growing exponentially and there will soon not be enough resources to keep us alive. Spreading to other planets, whether using its resources or living there, can help sustain our species longer. When our planet is out of resources, we can rely on another planet to keep our life going. We could also change the way we live on earth, because when scientists in exploring the space they keep inventing new things and achieving new technologies that could improve our daily life. It gives human beings more knowledge about the universe. We might also find new living creatures and minerals. This might really help our country be more of a leader. If possible, we might find some living beings in space. Maybe we are not alone in this immense universe. Answers might be answered. There might be needs in the outer space. People might challenge themselves and find out more and more about space. Last but not least, Companies could have more and more money. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. Spends about 18.7 billion dollars a year on space exploration. While that sounds like a large number, you must ask yourself if that cost is worth the advancement of mankind. To put that number into perspective, Americans spent 110 billion dollars on fast food for 2009. Does that justify the cost of space exploration? Maybe not, but it should be mentally noted that the quest for knowledge in regards to space and how the universe works is relatively small in terms of cost. Why Explore Space? Human beings by nature are explorers. We enjoy going to new places, discovering new things and seeking out knowledge. If this were not the case we might still be using clubs and thinking the Earth was flat. Exploring space not only fulfills a nature driven quality in humans, it also gives us the knowledge we need for advancement. Whether this knowledge...
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