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In 2013 spending on NASA will be at the lowest point in the last four years because the United States government is in extreme debt. Many feel that this will lead to a halt on all space exploration and technological advancements in the world of Astronomy. In my opinion I feel that this lack of funding for NASA will thoroughly hinder progress for future generations as well as our own.
Why should scientists be impelled to work tirelessly to search the vast reaches of space? There’s one crucial answer that we all must come to terms on if we wish to ensure the continuation of the human legacy; Resources. Studies have shown that by 2030, inhabitants of our earth will need another two earths worth of resources to satisfy the constant needs of the 7 billion people around the world. Today we are using resources 44% faster than nature can regenerate. Many feel that our world is still rich with what resources we need, but this is only a contemporary statement. The reason for this is our constant dissipation of resources that are, and will always be diminishing. Humans have consistently looked to the ground for the essentials of life, now it is time we look to the sky. Space holds unlimited amounts of resources just waiting to be found. Barren as it may seem, the moon alone holds water, minerals, and limitless solar energy, all possible of being used with the right technology. The question is not if there are planets with available resources but how to get the reach them.
Opponents of the increased funding for NASA constantly lead the argument that it is not worth spending the precious amount of money we have on going to space when there is drastic problems on earth. What many people do not take into account is that your daily life is almost always affected directly by NASA, and you typically take for granted the objects produced from their scientists. Everything from microwaving your food and talking on the phone, to firefighters saving lives due to their breathing apparatuses and lifesaving surgery’s has come from NASA’s ability to study space. At the moment technology coming out of NASA has hit a stalemate due to limited...

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