990 words - 4 pagesMankind has always been fascinated with exploring the unknown. From sailing to distant lands to someday setting foot on other planets, the spirit of exploration is the same. Bur now with the current economic situation and the high cost of sending people to space, NASA is being looked at as a way to free up some much needed funds. Although, there is many problems here on planet Earth that need addressing, the benefits of spaceexploration far out weight the disadvantages. Spaceexploration has given us more advanced technology, advances in the medical field, and a boost to the economy and these facts cannot be disputed.
Since we first sent rockets into Earths orbit, we have been pushing theVIEW DOCUMENT
651 words - 3 pagesModern society can rapidly develop as a result of continual advancement of science and technology. Spaceexploration is the most remarkable event in all science and technology because it has ever been a dream to people. In order to let people understand more things about spaceexploration, I will introduce the history, development, achievement, benefits, problems and future about it.People have always wanted to know more about the planets and stars outside Earth in all ages. Ancient astronomers observed the objects planets and named them after Roman deities. During the European Renaissance, fundamental physical laws governing planetary motion were discovered, and the orbits of theVIEW DOCUMENT
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"I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important in the long-range exploration of space, and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish” (Humanspaceflight) - President J.F Kennedy. This visionary statement by the late President Kennedy is perhaps most credited for the renewed zeal and interest in space travel and exploration. The minds of many Americans and the whole world were fascinated by this seemingly ambitious and audacious attempt to take humanity to space. This spurredVIEW DOCUMENT
615 words - 2 pagesPicture Earth with no other living creatures but bugs, do you really want Earth to be inhabited by just bugs and bugs alone? But wait, you'd ask yourself, where did all the humans go?The survival of our civilization and humanity depends on the possibility of accumulating enough knowledge, technical resources and the necessary motivation to pursue our further expansion outside the confines of Earth. Science technology and spaceexploration are convinced that the alternative to expansion would be facing extinction.VIEW DOCUMENT
1674 words - 7 pagesSEDS-Saving SpaceExplorationSpaceexploration was once a fascinating part of human culture. Back in the 60’s, when getting to the moon was a top priority, and exploring the features of other planets interested people, the space program had the momentum to pull off bigger and better things. To explore stars not even in our galaxy and even possibly pull off the feat of discovering extraterrestrial life was something people only dreamed about. Once being only in the imagination, space travel is a reality.
Nowadays, many people have lost interest in the space program. With people’s interests in spaceexploration dwindling, as well as internal problems with the NASA program, fundingVIEW DOCUMENT
1797 words - 7 pagesExploration; to travel in a little-known region for discovery, as defined by Webster. Since the age of the Greeks, Anglo-Saxons have been interested in spaceexploration. From Copernicus to Gaileo to Newton, space has been looked upon with adoring eyes. Space has been regarded time after time as the final frontier.
That was until 1957, with the launch of the Sputnik-1, when the Soviet built satellite became the first man-made satellite successfully launched out into outer space. In 1958, the United States matched the Soviets with their own satellite, Explorer III. After that, it became a free-for-all out into the darkest regions of the final frontier. The ascension into space for theVIEW DOCUMENT
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Aside from all the negative remarks made about spaceexploration there is lots of innovation stemming from it. Exploration of space has directly and indirectly helped create new technologies and advancements that have directly benefitted our lives. The challenge of spaceexploration drives a continuing effort to design ever more capable, reliable, and efficient systems requiring the utmost ingenuity. Spaceexploration missions use the unique capabilities of humans and robots to achieve ambitious exploration goals. Maximizing these capabilities of humans and robots for the productivity of these missions drives progress in human health care, robotics, automation, and other domainsVIEW DOCUMENT
991 words - 4 pagesSpaceexploration has been booming in the past year. In years to come, it will dramatically increase. So far this year, there have been many missions. A probe, Stardust, obtained comet dust while passing Comet Wild. Also, a rover successfully landed on Mars. President Bush has also announced that in the next 30 years, humans will be sent to further explore the moon, Mars and some asteroids. Many more plans have been made. Another rover, Opportunity, will land on Mars. New robots will be launched in the next couple of years, and a mission to Mars will occur around 2015. In May, a probe will be sent to Mercury. NASA is sending a spacecraft to fly around Venus and Mercury, hopefullyVIEW DOCUMENT
1192 words - 5 pages The continuation of spaceexploration is vital to the human race because it is a clear expression of the human’s desire to expand themselves, and advance further in knowledge and experience in such a way that has improved the conditions of living. The launch of the International Space Station is among one of its greatest achievements. “On January 25th, 1994, The International Space Station was the highlight of a moment brimming with promise“ (Logsdon, 2008 p.237). This moment not only helped to define both technology and the economy as successful beneficiaries of SpaceExploration, but also as a historically inspirational scientific development. I support continued spaceVIEW DOCUMENT
1398 words - 6 pagesSpaceexploration can be described as many things, each of us interpret in our own ways.
Spaceexploration, defined by Wikapedia, is the use of astronomy and space technology to
explore outer space. Many of us don't understand all of the benefits that come along
with spaceexploration. The ones we are most commonly aware of are the advancing in scientific
research and helping to ensure the future survival of humanity. However, spaceexploration
benefits us in much greater detail than what it may appear. We are benefited by spaceexploration
because the space centers such as NASA work around the clock discovering new and improved
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664 words - 3 pagesMany citizens of this country often wonder why our government spends millions of dollars on spaceexploration every year. Well, new observations and data are essential to our society to advance in the understanding of life and the possibility of life on another planet. In reality, science is the true foundation for technology and economic growth. We cannot constantly depend on current facts and knowledge; rather, we must look beyond the horizon and expand our understanding about the world around us. Yes, we have to take risks and continue to move ahead. Without spaceexploration, this whole planet would be in ruins because of lack of study. Imagine this world without any broadcastingVIEW DOCUMENT
2891 words - 12 pagesSpaceexploration can bring new resources and technology to our planet. People should continue to pursue this exploration, which could benefit Earth’s environment and mankind. Spaceexploration has already made so many contributions to the environment, the economy, and to human health. Deep spaceexploration can benefit the earth in many ways, even though many argue that low earth orbit and the moon are more beneficial. The resources and information that we can learn from being in space, and from mining and researching distant planets could very well make our planet’s environment and human life better.
There are many benefits that could come from deep spaceexploration. To better understandVIEW DOCUMENT
1815 words - 7 pages“Sheltered as we are by Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field, which deflect lethal radiation from space, we are like coddled children who have never ventured into a tough neighborhood” (Folger 2). Humans have been fascinated with space since the beginning of our time. Just like children and rough neighborhoods, we have tackled obstacle over obstacle to make it home again. In the end, we have a better knowledge and strength than before. The future of spaceexploration can assist us in answering the everlasting question of how the universe came to be. The more we explore the infinite galaxies, the more we can scientifically discover and create new technologies as science advances. As weVIEW DOCUMENT
1248 words - 5 pagesThe United Sates federal government is planning on cutting federal funding for spaceexploration and NASA towards the end of the year. The “Space Race” began in the 1950’s and 1960’s when Russia sent up the first successful, unmanned satellite named Sputnik in into outer space. The U.S. response was the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. During this time, the Soviets sent the first man in to orbit, Yuri Gagarin. Then, in July of 1969, the U.S. took the lead in the race by sending the first men to the moon on Apollo 11(“SpaceExploration 1). Ever since then, spaceexploration has lead to the discovery of much beneficial information that has allowed us to inventVIEW DOCUMENT
951 words - 4 pagesSam Leung
Space Travel Synthesis Essay
In America, space travel is a controversial issue that many discuss. Although exciting, some people find it unnecessary and a waste of money. There are also many risks associated with space travel and many issues are more important than space travel that should be focused on. There are ethical, diplomatic, and economic issues that need to be considered before making decisions about spaceexploration.
Before making decisions on space travel, the most vital thing to consider would be ethical issues that need to be dealt with. In world history, there has always been a moral dilemma on stepping onto and taking over other people’s land andVIEW DOCUMENT
2333 words - 9 pagesSpaceexploration should be funded at even greater levels than at present. It has provided scientific, technological, and economic benefits for all mankind. Furthermore it will continue to provide these benefits as long as we continue to explore.
The American space program as well as the United States economy is facing many challenges at this time but we need to look at what the long term costs of not continuing a robust manned and unmanned space program will be. The solar system holds many mysteries and an untold amount of untapped resources that if not explored and utilized by the United States will be utilized by other Nations. With finite resources on Earth any nation that is able toVIEW DOCUMENT
1625 words - 7 pages early writers did not even imagine the existence of living entities smaller than a speck of dust on the molecular level. Therefore, the study of God's creation is like looking through a scope. This scope can be a telescope or a microscope but either way, as humankind has developed so has technology and with it the capabilities to study creation on many vast new levels. A millennium ago people were not even aware of the existence of atoms or have the ability for spaceexploration. So, as our cultural development has expanded so has our cultural mandate along with it.The first artificial satellite was called Sputnik 1 in 1957. The word artificial refers to man-made and not naturallyVIEW DOCUMENT
929 words - 4 pagesSpaceexploration has been increasing greatly in the last 50 years. It has allowed us to understand the greatness of the universe and the endless possibilities it offers us. Our planet, Earth, is inhabited by approximately 6 billion humans. This is well over our natural carrying capacity (the amount of resources there are to sustain our population) but with techniques such as farming, we have manipulated our resources to provide us with enough food, but alternate solutions are needed. The Cold War was when the spaceexploration significantly advanced, with the political competition between U.S.A and the U.S.S.R., where the two nations invested highly on technologies to see who could winVIEW DOCUMENT
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Most people think that the costly downside to funding spaceexploration is a reason to avoid spending money on sciences and instead spend it on problems here on earth, but such funding for spaceexploration actually promotes economical as well as scientific benefits. Spaceexploration is an important expenditure for the high cost because of the potential for numerous benefits such as the possibility to find useful resources to cultivate, spaceexploration and satellites produce many thousands of jobs in our economy, and it creates and discovers newer and better technologies through research and development.
Spaceexploration can lead to the possibility to find useful resources throughoutVIEW DOCUMENT
1556 words - 6 pagesThe discovery comes from man’s curiosity nature. The aspiration to travel in space, and this desire for exploration combined to create deep spaceexploration vehicles. These vehicles have been built by scientists in the last few decades. The most distant manmade objects from Earth are deep spaceexploration vehicles which are built in order to study other planetary systems, and the outer solar system. In the late 1960s, aerospace engineer Gary Flandro conceived of a mission, The Planetary Grand Tour, which was an ambitious plan to send space vehicles to the outer planets (Flandro, 1966, p.329). This plan was used in the late 1970s with the launch of the two Voyager probes. Scientist haveVIEW DOCUMENT
1419 words - 6 pages The continuation of spaceexploration is vital to the human race because it is a clear expression of the human’s desire to expand themselves, and advance further in knowledge and experience in such a way that has improved the conditions of living. The launch of the International Space Station is among one of its greatest achievements. “On January 25th, 1994, The International Space Station was the highlight of a moment brimming with promise“ (Logsdon, 2008 p.237). This moment not only helped to define both technology and the economy as successful beneficiaries of SpaceExploration, but also as a historically inspirational scientific development. I support continued spaceexplorationVIEW DOCUMENT
630 words - 3 pages The way tax dollars are already being spent does not cover a sufficient amount of the needs of the American people. With funds for education and the Veterans among the lowest, and with the likelihood of spaceexploration hurting these shallow funds, the money needs to be used for ethical and human sources- not for the extraterrestrial. The way things are in American's economy are dissatisfying already, and this leaves no room-money-for more rocket ships in space or feeling better about ourselves and potentially doing "...well in space" (Source A).
National funds are scarce: education, training, employment, and social services all receive only four cents for every one taxpayer dollarVIEW DOCUMENT
2952 words - 12 pagesThe world today revolves around technology and is in an ever upward spiraling path of new advancements. This path is now at what some people call the “final frontier”, or the space age. The discoveries being made on this front are overwhelming in comparison to the technology that the world had only twenty years ago. Spaceexploration was once left up to the governments, as they battled to be the first country in space, but with national debts raising and the cuts made in response, spaceexploration is beginning to become new grounds for private business owners. Private companies are already beginning to send off rockets at a fraction of the cost that government does, but if more money wasVIEW DOCUMENT
1191 words - 5 pages of the module can exercise by exerting a force in the opposite direction of the artificial gravity.
Just as the invention of the telescope was instrumental to allowing astronomers to better see stars and other planets, several innovations in technology and few more breakthroughs in science would allow mankind to travel into the far reaches of space. Though many of the individual components have already been created, further research is still required to resolve other technicalities in mechanisms. Dreams like Star Trek will no longer be an element of imagination when there are ships exploring the final frontier.
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515 words - 2 pagesSpaceExplorationThe limitless region of outer space lies before us, awaiting discovery and exploration, but there is concern about the cost of spaceexploration. Although it does cost a lot of money, the long-term advantages of spaceexploration and colonization can be quite effective and helpful. If we continue to use fossil fuels and minerals at the rate we're going we won't have much left for the future. Also, the population of the Earth is growing and overpopulating quickly. With further spaceexploration we may be able to find a way to VIEW DOCUMENT
718 words - 3 pagesMy topic is on Practical spins offs resulting from Astronomy/Spaceexploration. Basically this means that somebody came up with the idea to use in Astronomy but, it turned out to work in other areas. For example a cell phone, someone had came up with an idea of low-noise radio recievers which are used in cell phones. Another example is the Artificial Heart - “The technology used in space shuttle fuel pumps led to the development of a miniaturized ventricular assist pump by NASA and renowned heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey. The tiny pump -- 2-inches long, 1-inch in diameter and weighing less than four ounces -- is currently undergoing European clinical trials where it has been successfullyVIEW DOCUMENT
1744 words - 7 pages in spaceexploration. By suggesting that "the shuttle and the space telescope were a marriage of convenience, the visions driving them composing a sort of yin-yang heartbeat inside NASA," Dennis Overbye shows why some people might feel that too many other important projects will be eliminated if NASA begins to change focus, and he shows why some people might even be angry about leaving NASA's current programs behind. ("Adventure or Inquiry?" F3). Regarding President Bush's decision to tell NASA to start diverting funds towards a manned mission to Mars, in effect ending any possible maintenance on such projects as the Hubble Space Telescope, The New Yorker was quoted asVIEW DOCUMENT
9792 words - 39 pagesHave you ever sat in bed at night, staring up at the thousands and thousands of stars up in the dark, black sky? Spaceexploration, is the exploration of space, meaning it is the study of planets, stars, and exploring new things in space. Thinking back into the ancient days, people used to dream and imagine that they could explore their universe and see what is beyond the small blue planet earth. They're dream was accomplished in the 20th century, and since the ancient times, spaceexploration has definitely changed for the better. Now, people can practically live up in space, for months, even years at a time.Lets take a glimpse of spaceexploration over the past 1,000 yearsVIEW DOCUMENT
1854 words - 7 pagesThe United States has explored space since as early as 1946 with various space technologies (Van Allen). Space technology has enabled the U.S. to explore the universe and discover much beyond planet Earth. Although we have made many successful launches to space several times, there are trade-offs assumed from utilizing space technology that was beneficial and quite costly. It is in our best interest that we continue to enhance our space technologies and continue our presence in outer space to uphold our leadership position. The U.S. dominates spaceexploration and utilization; in turn, this has afforded us military power, sustained our national security and provided us with economicVIEW DOCUMENT
1203 words - 5 pages, there is a system currently in testing to determine water and disinfectant quality onboard the ISS, which will allow astronauts to know right away if something is wrong with the water supply (Water Quality). These are not the only Life Support systems, as climate control is also vital to human spaceexploration. In space, it can get as hot as 121 C0, and as cold as -157 C0, and this is why it is important to have a stable, livable temperature on the ISS, as the astronauts and cosmonauts would either freeze to death and then thaw and freeze over and over again, or boil to death and then freeze and then thaw out to eternity (Life Support). A near-room temperature is kept stable by the MylarVIEW DOCUMENT
598 words - 2 pagesMr. Speaker,Neil Armstrong once said, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," after he became the first man to reach the moon. He certainly thought spaceexploration was a great idea ... and why isn't it? Spaceexploration is absolutely necessary to humans. Without spaceexploration, this world would not be near as advanced as it is today. Without spaceexploration, where could humans go if a nuclear war arises? Without spaceexploration, our world would be unsafe.Through spaceVIEW DOCUMENT
602 words - 2 pagesSpaceexploration by the United States has been going on since the early nineteen hundreds. The impacts of spaceexploration can vary from being the first country ever to land on the moon, to having satellites orbit our planet. Despite the achievements spaceexploration has given to this country, there are many issues—with money, extraterrestrial threats, and the lack of a reason for funding—at hand that should be addressed to make decisions about the future of spaceexploration in the United States.
Money is a big deal to most people in this world. Putting money in the right place is something our nation has been struggling with in the past few years. In 2006, “...almost $17 billion willVIEW DOCUMENT
832 words - 3 pagesHumans have been fascinated with mars for thousands of years, from the ancient Greeks and Romans to current NASA scientists. Now the American space program wants to travel to Mars which would cost up to thirty billion dollars for a human mission to Mars. On January 4th, 2004 a rover named Spirit landed on Mars, from then many critics wondered if we should spend money on Mars? Mars exploration is a good idea for America. But such critics think the American economy doesn't have the money to spendVIEW DOCUMENT
1125 words - 5 pagesMichael Collins once proclaimed that, “It’s human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice really; it’s an imperative.” People have always been fascinated by spaceexploration and it was during the 1950’s that the “race to space” took off. Both Russia and the United States wanted to be the first to travel into space and the first ones to land on the moon. Today, nations are still active in spaceexploration. This includes NASA (the U.S.), the Russian Federal Space Agency, CNSA (China), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), ISA (Italy), ROSA (Romania), and the Soviet Union. Now, some may argue that the United State’s space program has slowed down or even stoppedVIEW DOCUMENT
1606 words - 6 pages agencies, such as NASA, has taught us how the Earth really looks and has led to new inventions that contribute to our lives. During these past few years of space discoveries, many people have argued against spending money on investing space explorations and have claimed it to be a waste of money. It's a shame that these people think space is just a waste of money when really, it's a contribution to our life and an essential realization of how we can expand our world. Spaceexploration should get priority funding because it will benefit education, jobs, and informs us of natural disasters.
Spaceexploration is known to create an intellectual understanding of our Earth and has become andVIEW DOCUMENT
2775 words - 11 pagesROBINHOOD ASHOK
COM 122 NNS
Manned Versus Unmanned Flights
Travelling to space is unsafe for human beings. Why do we use expensive flights such as manned flights which endanger human beings? Unmanned space flights on the other hand, are cheaper as they operate for long periods while using a small amount of energy. More importantly, human beings are not endangered for spaceexploration while using this approach. Man in space is beneficial due to his capacity to make quick judgments concerning the most effective methods of exploration leading to unanticipated discoveries (Baxter). However, what does this exploration cost; first, the man in space gets conveyedVIEW DOCUMENT
546 words - 2 pagesNASA has been in the business of sending men and materials into space for more than fifty years. With the introduction of the space shuttle in 1980, however, it has essentially become a transport and shipping company rather than an organization responsible for developing modern technologies to take Americans to Mars and beyond. The space shuttle was a tremendous technological achievement that enabled NASA to send millions of tons of cargo and equipment into low Earth obit, but its successor, the Constellation Program, which relies on rockets and crew capsules much like NASA’s early space programs, represents a step backward in spaceexploration vehicle design (“Propulsion Systems”, 2003VIEW DOCUMENT
625 words - 3 pagesThe latest innovation in the field of spaceexploration is the design of a new antimatter spaceship engine. This technology offers the best solution toward curbing the large volumes of fuel found in spaceship engines and radioactive health threats, which the nuclear-powered engine would pose. This revolutionary spacecraft engine will use antimatter as fuel and will only need just a few milligrams of positrons to power the rocket to Mars (Genuth 1). Unlike antiprotons, positrons do not emit any radioactive waves, are less costly, and generate massive thrust. According to this new research, positrons may be the best types of spaceship engine fuels in future (Genuth 3). The innovation isVIEW DOCUMENT
1283 words - 5 pagesThere are currently several competing visions of space culture. These are the romantic ideal, of space being the final frontier, the minutia of people who act, emotionless like machines and the post-apocalyptic view of a desolated wasteland. This idea of space-power has always been present in the United States since the 1960s. In American culture spaceexploration and discovery has always been fascinating to the American society. . In movies like Space Cowboys and Armageddon, show the shooting up of rockets into space as a glorious experience.
One of the most recognized visions of space culture is this romantic ideal of space being the final frontier. This romantic ideal connects to neoVIEW DOCUMENT
1288 words - 5 pagesThe development of the Space shuttle has allowed many opportunities to explore the universe. There is so much about the other planets and space that we do not know about. Space shuttles allow people to travel into space and allow things to be sent into space. There has been six space shuttles: Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavor. Currently they are all on display at various museums and centers throughout the United States with the exception of the two, Challenger and Columbia, that were destroyed in flight. Space shuttles not only enable greater exploration, but they allow supplies to be taken to a space station.
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1396 words - 6 pages & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia who tell the tale of Apollo 13 mission. For the Apollo 13 mission astronauts were suppose to get the moon when “an oxygen tank ruptured” and they had to come home. So, a mission like that can not only been dangerous, but there must have been an immense amount of money spent on a mission that failed.
There are many voices and views about human space flight. Idebate.org argues the importance of space flight when it quotes Coalation for SpaceExploration when talking about the the convienience that the human space flight endevor has brought to our daily lives. “Spaceexploration and research have resulted many major advances in science and technologyVIEW DOCUMENT
655 words - 3 pagesNASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA is a United States government agency that is responsible for science and technology related to air space. Space age started in 1957 with the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik and NASA was created in 1958. NASA was created to oversee U.S. spaceexploration and aeronautics research. NASA’s purpose today is to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind. NASA mainly sends astronauts to orbit conduct scientific research, and many other things help scientists today better understand space. Satellites help scientists learn more about Earth and pace probes study theVIEW DOCUMENT
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Michelle Able Mrs. Perry Physical Science 9 Period 6 26 May 2013
United States Space Program NASA the United States space program started back in 1958 on July 29. NASA stands for
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. There have been many explorations in space. Spaceexploration costs a lot of money. NASA has found out a lot of infomation about the planets, moon, stars,
asteroids, and outer space. There are many different opinions whether spaceexploration is necessary.
Some say it cost too much while others say that the cost does not matter and we need to explore in space.
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988 words - 4 pagesSpecific Purpose: To persuade the audience to view oceanic exploration as a valuable undertaking.
I. Opening Statement: Forget about exploring outer space, we should concentrate on something a lot closer that we only know a small fraction about - Earth’s oceans.
II. Central Idea: To show the benefits of Government funded exploration and examination of the oceanic environments across the globe.
III. Credibility Statement: I have gathered information from various online sources and periodicals to illustrate the importance of our undersea environment.
IV. Review: The opportunity and endeavor of exploring the Earth’s oceans can reap great rewards for mankind and unravelVIEW DOCUMENT
1256 words - 5 pagesThe Moon to Mars Plan: A possibility or fantasy?
President Bush placed the Mars missions high in his budgeting for the United States’ government, but when the budget grew tighter, cuts had to be made. The president, however, still strove to make Mars exploration possible. Although the Martian Rovers are continually discovering new information about the red planet, human trips still seem a thing of the distant future. But with Bush’s new plans, a trip from the Moon to Mars might make the expedition more possible.
Called the Vision for SpaceExploration, the new plan works to “implement a sustained and affordable human and robotic program to explore the solar system and beyondVIEW DOCUMENT
803 words - 3 pagesHave you ever sat in bed at night, staring up at the thousands and thousands of stars up in the dark, black sky? Spaceexploration, meaning it is the study of planets, stars, and exploring new things in space. Thinking back into the ancient days, people used to dream and imagine that they could explore their universe and see what is beyond the small blue planet earth. They're dream was accomplished in the 20th century, and since the ancient times, spaceexploration has definitely changed for the better. Now, people can practically live up in space, for months, even years at a time.George Santayana wrote, "VIEW DOCUMENT
2604 words - 10 pages technology and more knowledge so much more is possible. However, many do not find astronomy or spaceexploration important or necessary calling it “propaganda designed to separate [one] from [their] tax dollars.” The fact that there are other daunting challenges when it comes to astronomy or any related studies, such as funds, support, or disasters, may discourage people on from supporting spaceexploration and astronomy (Rose). Although when it comes to the adventure of outer space and the resources acquired along the way, obstacles can become obsolete and new portals of information can be opened to humanity inspiring new inventions and minds, finding ways to understand planet earth, andVIEW DOCUMENT
1005 words - 4 pages America is more pluralistic than Reagan’s. He sees NASA and spaceexploration in general as a shared journey between the United States and other nations of the world, both space fairing and space benefitting ("National Space Policy,” 2010). His 2010 Space Policy document begins by explaining how times have changed since the early days of the space race and that America’s space program is no longer a race between two superpowers for “security and prestige.” Obama also uses page one of his policy document to decry the previous space explorations’ littering of the skies and calls for sustainability (“National Space Policy,” 2010).
During Obama’s tenure the aging space shuttle program wasVIEW DOCUMENT
1944 words - 8 pagesSince mankind’s beginning, it has always felt the need to explore beyond farther than it has already explored; whether it be the crossing of the Atlantic to the New World or the exploration of the land acquired through the Louisiana Purchase, humans have always felt the need to explore and study what they do not know (SV;SV). But now since the world has been near scraped dry of new places to explore, where does mankind turn? Of course the answer is space, the vast and great unknown. One of the largest contributors to the human exploration of space is none other than those of the United States of America who have taken on large goals with the risk of lives for the sake of knowledge whileVIEW DOCUMENT
1025 words - 4 pagesThe reasons for space travel are countless. Population growth is a major problem that could be helped if space travel led to discovering potentially viable living environments other than Earth. Currently, the population is doubling every 35 years and may speed up with increased technology (1). There is a vicious cycle of poverty, lack of education, and corruption that is already occurring in third world countries due to the population. A second problem that could be helped is a direct result of the first. Industrial production must be maintained, but space and resources on Earth are limited. Spaceexploration may allow people to relocate these processes, preventing humans from being ruinedVIEW DOCUMENT