Human Experience And Science: The Importance Of Space Exploration

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Research project Stephen Hawkings once said “I don 't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space.” Space exploration is an important part of understanding the universe, both in a physical sense and in a metaphorical sense. Throughout time people have made astounding accomplishments by studying space and how we can use it to our advantage. Space exploration, especially of mars, will affect the human experience, knowledge, and survival. It is common knowledge that humans have travelled to the moon and sent rovers and ships beyond to places like saturn 's moons and past pluto. The Voyager 1 is the groundbreaking spacecraft this is the first and only to be sent into interstellar space. While this is exciting for space enthusiasts, it could be the only of its kind. In 2008, Joint Propulsion Conference concluded travel outside our solar system is not feasible. The closest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri, is 4.37 light years away. To travel this amount of space within a human lifetime would take a drastic leap in the quality of our technology. To put things into perspective, the fastest man made object ever made, NASA’s Helios 2 traveling at speeds up to 240,000 km/hr, would still take over 19,000 years to reach our closest star neighbor. `But what if we could get there a different method than flying as fast as we can straight there. There are several theories suggesting alternate ways of traveling

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