Space Exploration : Space X And Virgin Galactic Essay

1159 Words Feb 18th, 2016 5 Pages
Space Colonization
What do the co-founder of Google, Larry Page, billionaire businessman Eric Schmidt, and Oscar winning director, James Cameron have in common? They are all major investors in the asteroid mining company, Planetary Resources and advocates of space colonization and exploration. Elon Musk, the real life Tony Stark and Richard Branson are founders of spacecraft and spaceflight companies, Space X and Virgin Galactic. Recently, Musk announced Space X would be sending up manned Mars missions by 2026. Now as the technology to make faster and more powerful spacecrafts is progressing, the venture is becoming more and more of a reality. Some doubt the venture and call it a work of science fiction, but space colonization has begun to be regarded as a necessity critical for the future of humankind. In discussions of space exploration, one controversial issue has been the practicality of humans colonizing space. Space colonization must be pursued because it serves as a long term solution for the depletion of resources and global warming, will strongly aid research pertaining to deep space and quantum physics and provide yet another feat of humankind. The path is clear; the future is in space exploration and colonization.
The depletion of resources and global warming are impending problems space colonization can provide a solution for. In less than 100 years, the UN predicts the world population will almost double the seven billion people that reside on Earth…

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