Going to the Red planet has been a huge dream of humanity for several decades. Standing on surface of Mars is one of the significant achievements of space study and it would satisfy human curiosity. Tyson (2013), who is an astrophysicist, remarks that astronauts ought to go to Mars, if they galvanize students to be future space explorers and researchers. Moreover, manned exploration to Mars also gives positive effect to the economy. Taking Apollo program as an example, O’Neil (2009) insists that the manned program raised not only economy, but education, quality of workforce and political relations.
They plan to do this by strapping nuclear rockets to an amnesia heavy asteroid and launching into Mars causing the greenhouse gases to rise forming an atmosphere. Once again an interesting idea, but not very feasible for the same reasons as the previous idea. Lacking in realisticness, the theories make it hard to accept terraforming as a way to colonize Mars in the present time or near future. Due to the number of resources, energy, money, and time it will require to achieve even one of the
Ever since humans looked up to the sky they wonder about space and the mysteries they hold. The expansion of human potential in space will be one of the humans race’s greatest accomplishment because it will lead us to new resources and expand humanity to make it happen, we are inventing new spacecrafts and technology to travel to different “worlds”. There are many conversation about how we can get to different planets. One interesting conversation is about NASA’s 100 Year Starship Project. In an article by Reed she talks about the 100 year project mission is to make a spacecraft to fly to another solar system within 100 years.
The Shuttle complete or exceed NASA 's promises. Such as the political pressure to provide a reliable and reusable space vehicle with fast turn around time, but it was not feasible to construct any complete management support systems (MSS) that could satisfy all of the expectations. The Reagan Administration pushed for the Shuttle to be declared "operational" before the "developmental" stage had been
Today’s space station would not exist if we didn’t have this race. Today’s aviation would not be, if we didn’t have this race, many flight instrument have been invented during this period of time. The Space Suit has also been invented, without this, the astronauts would not be able to go on IVA (outside of the rocket). Development and new theories in physics have allowed new technologies in the spacecraft industry to be elaborated such as the satellite. The radio and telecommunication have also been improved (NASA), space has changed our life, and without the invention of the satellite, there won 't be Internet, no communication, no international trade, and no economy… One of the Long-term effects of this race would be that the government started to spend more money on education because of the great enthusiasm with science that society had because of this race (University Nebraska).
Cancer and Mono still haven’t found a cure but, with the help of space travel, people can explore space and find other materials to find a cure for diseases. “Medicine has been revolutionized by the space program. We learned to monitor orbiting astronauts- pioneering telemedicine & leading to unprecedented improvements in patient monitoring”(Fowler, 1). Funding for space exploration could help physicians go into space, test materials, bring them back (if promising), and use them on patients. Also adding to that, “ We would be a much more healthy planet and society, if we stopped warring with each other and wasting precious minerals that we have on this Earth -on- war, we would have more resources to spend on more important things such as daily
Sci-fi writers and scientists are both starting to believe that science fiction may be the key to advancing our technological futures. Two different theories have been made to explain this reasoning: Inspiration theory, the idea that sci-fi will inspire people to create new technologies, and Hieroglyph theory, the idea that fully fleshed out and logical sci-fi technologies could be usable by scientists and engineers. I agree with both theories, however because both theories are inherently optimistic, I’ve begun to wonder if science fiction could also be distorting our perception of what technological progress looks and feels like. One sci-fi writer and novelist, Neal Stephenson’s, essay “Innovation Starvation” somewhat illustrates this problem where in it, he laments there being a lack of innovation since the last century. After witnessing the decline of new innovations by the world’s space programs since the ‘60s, he
Sure, we have the basic outline of what’s within the milky way, but there is a whole galaxy of possibilities out there we have yet to grasp. We are no longer limited to only exploring our planet, gone are the days of discovering new landmasses and being the first to climb the highest mountains. Now is the time for humanity to reach higher heights and aim beyond our own planet. Space exploration is very expensive, but many people think that these costs are worth it to be able to explore what’s out there, sending robots into outer space and receiving extraordinary images of things light years away that we would never be able to picture without advancements in our space program is what many people would consider, well worth the money. One way or another, someday the planet we all know, and love today will eventually be destroyed, consequently causing humanity to perish with it.
Why do so many people deny the childlike curiosity of knowing what goes on past what we can see? There are a number of good reasons to expand the space program. Although it can be an extremely costly endeavor, space exploration could provide the world with a far greater knowledge of our universe and planet, spark revolutionary innovations, and take the next steps in human expansion. Many people reject the idea of space travel because of how expensive and dangerous it is, and suggest that the United States fix the problems on Earth before worrying about the problems beyond it. Of the United States’ funds, NASA has spent “more than $900 billion since its creation in 1958 through 2014” (Fowler).
The reasons I would go to space are there is a possibility to find new life, it would be an incredible experience, and you would be part of history. The first reason is the possibility of finding new life. Most people have thought about aliens at some point in their life. Scientist think about E.T. or Star Trek, while theologians wonder if we are alone, or if we could learn more about God from a new species.