The Benefits Of Mars Exploration
We know that space flight is both expensive and risky. From an economical perspective, it is always beneficial to look for a higher utility within the budget constraint. I am certain that the new Mars mission will drive advancement in science and technology to boost knowledge, innovation, and stewardship of understanding the unknown.
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By landing on the moon in 1969, the United States effectively “won” the space race that had begun with Sputnik’s launch in 1957. Ever since, the Americans continued to win the space race.
This “competition” had originated people to explore the space to gain an “outer world” experience to collect data that is impossible to get from a ground based point of view.
Global prestige requires that the U.S. continues to be a leader in space. History tells us that great civilizations dare not quit exploration. I cannot imagine any future U.S. presidents to abandon the space competition.
The increased opportunities from the “boot prints on the Red Planet” include human colonization, extraction of expensive resources, improved technology, employment opportunities, out of world holiday destination etc.
First, space visionaries recognized that satellites in orbit provide tangible benefits to people on earth. Examples of prevailing commercial space applications include several telecommunication methods via satellites, space transportation and remote sensing of the world’s surface. Other possible opportunities may introduce Mars tourism, and the commercial growth of extraterrestrial …show more content…
It has also improved the employment opportunities in STEM field. Curiosity and creativity of knowledge will drive this field ahead for centuries. Mars exploration will undeniably attract the brighter minds to expand technological discoveries.
On average, NASA requires over ten billion dollars budget to start a mission. Joan Vernikos, a former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division, states, “NASA’s $10 billion budget is only a minute fraction of the $13 trillion total G.D.P of America.”
In 2006, according to the USDA, Americans spent more than $150 billion on alcohol and around $10 billion on Iraq war. Is Mars exploration less significant? Money alone is not a method to gauge the worth of the cost of exploring space.
In addition, humanization in Mars would be the independent human habitation of locations outside Earth, which provides an alternative for a catastrophe that might require us to abandon the