Exploration Of The Space: The Importance Of Space Exploration

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Exploration of the Space “Space, the final frontier” is a popular phrase from the television show Star Trek. However, even though this show is fictional, the idea of space exploration is truly real. It may be interpreted in different ways, such as, a need for human exploration or the next destination for human expansion. For centuries, the stars have mystified people all around the world, and it was not until recently that exploration began. Within the last one hundred years, man not only developed flight, but took it a step further delving into the vastness of the universe. In recent years, space exploration has begun to fall to the wayside with massive budget cuts to key programs; as well as loss of interest from the public. The importance of space exploration is one that must not be forgotten as it provides many technologies to society, some of which may not even be considered. Technologies developed for space flight have had an impact on the everyday lives of people; exploration is also working toward answering massive questions such as: the origin of life and the universe.
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The most popular argument is that the price is way too high especially when economic issues in our own nation are taken into account. It costs approximately, “$10,000/lb. to launch a package into orbit,”(NASA chief Venneri in NASA predicts 50-year missions). It costs an estimated “$450 million to launch a single shuttle”(Pinchefsky). The other popular subject to be brought up in opposition of space exploration is the danger to human life. Shuttles which tend to carry the most passengers have had two out of five fail and resulted in the death of many people: seven from the Challenger, and the Columbia also killed seven. Many overlook these issues but there is still a small amount of people that continue to press this as a major issue and reason enough to keep space flight

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