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    Exploration of the Space “Space, the final frontier” is a popular phrase from the television show Star Trek. However, even though this show is fictional, the idea of space exploration is truly real. It may be interpreted in different ways, such as, a need for human exploration or the next destination for human expansion. For centuries, the stars have mystified people all around the world, and it was not until recently that exploration began. Within the last one hundred years, man not only…

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    A little over a half century ago, America began space exploration. In 1968, man orbited the moon for the very first time. In 1969, we landed a man on the moon and returned him to Earth. However, during this time, our astronauts were only white men. Women were not astronauts and were not allowed to go into space. Nevertheless, they still played roles in space exploration, although these roles were “supporting” ones. They were computerisess, secretaries, and wives. It took over two decades and the…

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    more NASA budget cuts and a rise in private contractors looking to space. The budget cuts may even be costing the US more than its saving them. A writer from the washington post says “Since the shuttle 's retirement, the United States has been forced to rely on Russia to take its astronauts to the station, an expensive and troubling arrangement that now costs $76 million per seat” (Davenport). There are multiple astronauts on the space station with multiple launches a year, the price of using…

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    As technology advances, we see space exploration continue to grow further and further. Many attempts to send rovers to Mars have gave scientists greater knowledge about the planet and a consideration of sending people there to colonize the planet in the near future. On April 15, 2010 President Obama stated by the 2030s we should have enough information to send people to the orbit of Mars and bring be able to bring them home safely. “ I think of NASA is going to continue in the business of human…

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    The American space program alone has developed countless technologies that have improved and saved lives. NASA has had over one thousand successful spin-offs that include: Lasik surgery, Tempurfoam, improved kidney dialysis and water purification systems, sensors to test for hazardous gases, energy-saving building materials, and fire-resistant fabrics. When the Hubble telescope was launched in 1990, a flaw in the design of its optics produced blurry images. Three years later NASA was able to…

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    Space exploration is a vital part to how the world is today. People believe that it is just a waste of money, but in truth it could save the entire human race in the future. Without space exploration, we will overpopulate the earth. The earth does not have enough space for the rate of people being born. Also with overpopulation, means that we will also use up all of our natural resources. Also some of our everyday technology comes from NASA, which was created for space exploration. Without this…

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    Space exploration is the investigation by means of manned and unmanned spacecraft, of the reaches of the universe beyond Earth’s atmosphere and the use of the information so gained to increase knowledge of the cosmos and benefit humanity (Encyclopædia Britannica). The use of space exploration has been a huge part of American and world history for many years, and has always been a very controversial topic since its discovery. Thousands of years ago people would look into the sky and merely…

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    Space Exploration is worth the costs! Space exploration began in earnest during the Cold War. Space exploration has became known as exploring the final frontier. For many people, seeing or reading about the first astronaut on the moon is a source of inspiration. The benefits derived from space exploration and its research and technology on communications, economy, and health are well worth all of the costs that come as a result. While some will argue that the money spent on space exploration…

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    and discovered most of Earth, aside from the oceans, humans turned to the sky. Since man first gazed up at the stars humans have wondered, what all is out there? Mankind’s knowledge about the universe has immensely expanded following the early space exploration missions. The question now is, how did the universe come to be, as well as how can this information be used to enable humans to become more advanced? Every discovery man has ever made has come from within this solar system, if humans were…

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    birth of the space age has spurred a plethora of new ideas and groundbreaking technologies that are used in day-to-day living. Space exploration means the “the investigation, by means of manned and unmanned spacecraft, of the reaches of the universe beyond Earth’s atmosphere and the use of the information so gained to increase knowledge of the cosmos and benefit humanity.” In other words, gaining knowledge of the unknown universe along with the increase in advanced technology in space and on…

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