The Pros And Cons Of Space Travel In Space

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Self-driving cars, face-scanning phones, virtual reality; everyone’s heard it all, and soon enough, science will be able to create absolutely everything right in front of people’s fingertips. Who knows, maybe one day everyone will be able to float around in space, but the reason might not be the reason people would think. All these dangerously smart inventions are practically destroying Earth’s atmosphere, and everyone will need another place to go. The Earth’s atmosphere is being destroyed little by little, but afterward, Earth won't be an option to stay. Humanity won’t be able to travel through space because space travel is not only down-right crazy, but it’s a total waste of money and a risk to mankind and outer space, and acknowledging …show more content…
Well, in this case, space travel is way worse. So despite the fact that space travel is a complete waste of money, it’s also absolutely way too much. Even though paying to save lives is basically the point and that it’s not all the money in the world, just think of it like this. To get every human on the planet to a different planet would cost probably millions; or even billions of dollars. Plus, where’s the money even going? If we are paying to go to a different planet, what would the money be used for? To create all the spaceships, gear, and space suits is just way too much money, and using money from taxes doesn’t make the situation any better. Money doesn’t grow off trees, so where are we supposed to get all of it, anyway? Space travel not only will cost a lot of money, but some people struggle to earn money, so it would be incredibly unfair to take the money off of people’s taxes. According to the text “Future of Space Exploration Could See Humans on Mars, Alien Planets” by Nola Taylor Redd, she explains how some people object using …show more content…
We don’t know very much about our Earth alone, so moving to another planet doesn’t make a very large difference, and the pollution we could make by spaceships and other junk in space could really interfere with the gases in the air. Not only that but just like on Earth, we could create so much fossil fuel to the point where everything would just happen all over again. Keith Wagstaff, the author of “Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Future of U.S. Space Exploration After Curiosity” explains some of the risks of space travel by stating “It’s not possible because a space frontier is expensive, it has unknown risks, and it has unquantified risks. Historically, governments have done this. They have drawn the maps, they have found where the trade winds are, they have invented the new tools to go where no one has gone before.” (Wagstaff). I think that relating to what Wagstaff said, some of the risks include not being aware of our surroundings, which is a pretty big threat to us. If we were to use space travel, it would be very unsafe, because we don’t have a large understanding of what has gotten into the air from other solar systems, ours, or even solar systems 27 million light-years away. So in reality, if we were to travel in space we would be risking not only our lives but possibly the other lives in outer

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