So it would appear no one realy cares about exploring space anymore. Who where those guys that walked on the moon again? lol Should we just give up and concentrate on problems here on eath or does humanity need to reach for the stars?
Space exploration... should the human race bother?
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Space exploration is extremely important in my eyes. So much technology that we use daily was a direct result of space exploration (GPS, Smartphones, meteorology, laptops satellite television and etc), not to mention exploring space gives us a window on the many questions that has plagued humanity for years about our existence and whether there are others like us elsewhere.
It truly is sad that space exploration isn't given a bigger budget (It's only receive 0.5% of the U. S. A total budget) . Hell our military and welfare will receive more money in 6 months time then NASA will in the next 20-30 years, and look at how much NASA have done for us. They put man on the damn moon and gave us a butt load of technology.0
I love space. I can't wait to see what happens with Juno, New Horizons, the James Webb space telescope. I calculated the speed-of-light delay between Earth and Mars to try to figure out when Curiosity would land instead of referencing the TV guide, for crying out loud. Our biggest problems on this front is launch costs and the supply of the plutonium isotope used in RTGs for powering deep space probes. I'd love to see a powered launch structure replace rockets one day, but there are a lot more immediate problems in the world and I don't see anyone putting up the tab and cutting through the red tape which would be involved.0
Yes, we should. Eventually, we will have to leave Earth (maybe earlier than the couple billion years until the Sun eat us up). But first, we need to defend the planet from outer space threats (meteors, solar waves that can fry all electronics) and down here problems (pollution, population growth, poverty, illness, etc).0
I assume people are more focused on nowadays problems (except from those that are detached from this world in a sense, no pun intended) rather than finding another planet where there's 1% some of your grand-grand-grand offsprings are going to live on, which you probably won't see anyway.
Which makes sense, actually: I'd rather see things improving around me RIGHT NOW, rather than thinking that MAYBE one day my grand-grand-grand-grand son will live on Mars and whatnot.1
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Reaching for the stars creates new technologies that can solve problems on earth. For example we can thank space exploration for the microwave oven.0
''So it would appear no one realy cares about exploring space anymore''
Yeah... No that's not true.1
earth is crap. space exploration is the only reason i want to see the human race progress technologically.0
Settle on Mars as soon as we develop the technology. (this century, most likely)0
Honestly, ESA just landed on a comet, NASA is approaching Pluto. Stop complaining.0
Who is "no one"?0
Seems like an episode of futurama.0
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