The Pros And Cons: The Benefits Of Space Exploration

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Only fifty years ago, exploring space would be a daunting task. These days, humanity is much more experienced in this endeavor with the multiple successful missions doing so. Space exploration is the traveling through the unknowns of space and the research of extraterrestrial bodies using spacecrafts. This includes sending both man and unmanned spacecrafts meant to observe and travel to planets and asteroids. Currently, we live at the dawn of a new space age powered by technological advancements and the rapid privatization of the space industry. However, privatization of space only covers the directly profitable areas, the majority of deep space exploration today and in the near future depends on government agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA). Although in the long term private companies may be able to control space exploration as do private industries do with aviation, …show more content…
The multiple benefits that come with space exploration such as technology and research outweigh the costs and risks associated with it. Not only that, these benefits also outweigh other potential programs where this money could be spent, making it logical that we spend money in space exploration. I will support my claim by looking at research done about the benefits and negatives of space exploration, looking at what has come out of it in the past, and analyzing opinions of professionals on this topic. I will also address what the opposition believes and break down their argument examining issues with their logic and false assumptions. Although the opposition may argue that space exploration is not as beneficial as other programs, I will provide data to back up my claim. I will also address other claims such as there being little motivation to explore space and that the risk of doing so is too high with

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