Essay Space Exploration Is An Undertaking Of Rich Discovery

1585 Words Oct 18th, 2016 7 Pages
With the emergence of a new space race in recent years, the topic of space exploration has come under fierce scrutiny. Combustible claims are being thrown into the forges of debate from both the opposing side and those that fervently follow the exploits of the various space agencies. While both sides of this debate have various logical points, they both tend to follow the same well-traveled track. The opposing side of this argument tends to charge forth asking, why should we spend money on such an expensive endeavor when we have problems to solve right here on earth? Whereas the side in defiant favor of space exploration routinely counters with an argument that space exploration is an undertaking of rich discovery that benefits all of humanity in the long-run. As we explore deeper into these arguments, it’s imperative that regardless of one’s viewpoint both sides should be carefully considered.
Before we get to the gory details of dissecting these articles, one must understand the difference of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) bias and NASA science. NASA has bias in all things public relations related to space exploration whether they are calling attention to any of the many accomplishments the organization has orchestrated over the years, or the public announcement of new and upcoming events, such as mission updates, missions, or rocket launches. Even the language they use in their articles is meant to be inspirational, but with that said it is not to be…

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