Mission: Spaceship Earth Vs. Moon Essay

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Have any of you even questioned why do we want to send another man to the Moon? Or why do we want to set up a colony up there? I've questioned it, and I fail to see the point. You mean to tell me that after 30 years of not going there, all of a sudden our government want to go there again. I my opinion we, with the aid of the government, have destroyed quite a bunch already here. We have extinct species, polluted, raped the land. I mean, where is the line drawn?I read an article that went something along the lines that China and Japan are involved in a space program too, and we wouldn't want to think that one day they have a colony on the Moon before us. Talk about your nationalism propaganda... Why does it have to be a matter of national pride? WE, the human race, have achieved all the advances there are in our society. Look at what WE have learned about our Spaceship Earth in the last 100 years. WE all live on the same planet, and therefore WE have achieved this. What else have we achieved, or what else can we achieve? Well, first off, can you imagine a structure, here on earth, that floats? Yes, floats!! The home your are in right now, or the office you are in, all are connected to the Earth. Gravity is holding you down. However, it have been calculated that utilising the lightest construction materials and constructing a enclosed dome structure approximately 800 meters in diameter, and if the temperature inside this dome is just a mere 1 degree warmer inside than the outside, this structure would float!!! To my knowledge, no such structure has ever been built. Why? I fail to understand why. We, the human race, to my knowledge has not done so. If this is built, and if it floats, it would put the pyramids in Egypt, the Great Wall of China, and Stonehenge to shame. Instead, the government likes to focus our attention elsewhere, like setting up a colony on the Moon. What good would that do for us down here on our Spaceship Earth?I performed a little calculation the other day, and the distance to the Moon is, at the mean (average), 384,400 kilometers away. Now Mars, at the closest, is about 55.7 MILLION kilometers away. That's, 55,700,000 kilometers. So, utilising the simple math that I learned, if the Earth-Moon-Mars were all in one line, the distance from the Earth to the Moon would not even be 1% of the distance to Mars. This is like if you were to drive cross country, say from Los Angeles to New York, (which is about 3,000 miles...

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