The argument claims that the money invested in the "Space Race" in the 1960's was well worth the high cost due to the many technological advances and therefore, the government should commit to a Mars Landing by 2020. Stated in this way, the argument fails to mention several key factors on which it could be evaluated. The conclusion relies on assumption, for which there is no clear evidence. Therefore the argument is weak, unconvincing and has several flaws. Firstly, the author claims that because of the many technological advances due to the "Space Race", a commitment to a manned mission to Mars will produce similar results.
Jordan Bates in his article "In Order to Ensure Our Survival, We Must Become a Multi-Planetary Species" published by Futurism states: "A number of experts agree that humanity needs to become a multi-planetary species within the next 100 years to ensure its survival into the future. "(Bates) Experts on space believe that if we are living on more than one planet, and an asteroid hits earth, that the human species will not be wiped out because others would be on Mars. Others believe that we may run out of natural resources on Earth and that Mars could save us. Although some people believe this, it is not true. David Spiegelhalter in his article "Afraid of being hit by a meteorite?
Space has helped hone the skills of scientist. By using satellite technology for space, they were able to use the same concept for Earth. Even with all the benefits of space, its major down falls are cost, risks, and low chances of reward for their efforts. Many space explorations cost fortunes with little to come out of it, making it almost seem not worth it. The risk is another key factor, with little known about the majority of space, many outliers can appear out of nowhere and can cause death to anyone that happens to be working up there.
One particular thing that has stayed throughout the years though, is the United States superiority in space travel and space exploration. The United States is unmatched in its proficiency in these fields. Their expertise in these fields is demonstrated perfectly with their rapid innovation of past technologies and ideas allowing them to go above and beyond where they previously thought impossible. The United States is now using that technological innovation to help them in their next step in space exploration, to land a man on
The more scientists find out about a comets structure and operation the better we have to greet the comet and send it elsewhere. Future missions like the Rosetta will be needed, this mission helped answer many questions about how comets work but there is still many more to be answered. All the information gathered from the rosetta mission such as its composition, density, and behavior suggest new ideas that we need to re-write about comets. Our understanding after the completion of the rosetta mission of comets and the formation of earth and other planets will never be the same thanks to the Rosetta and its philae. In conclusion The history, current perceptions, and future implications of the Rosetta Mission study has helped the scientific understanding of how Rosetta will unlock the mysteries of how the Solar System evolved.
The historic move put the spotlight on the company. It's Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic up next to make a move. WHY SPACEX IS INDESTRUCTIBLE Well, SpaceX is more reusable than indestructible but let's not argue over semantics here. If you are unimpressed with the Falcon 9 launch and landing, you are simply misinformed. Landing a rocket out at sea on a drone ship wasn't just for show.
In the 20th century, there was a competition between the United States and the Soviet Union for supremacy in spaceflight capability. The race for space exploration gave birth to many advancements in science and technology that are still relevant today. This rivalry also created advancements in gender boundaries for women. But also brought a new wave of worries and problems such as safety and environmental hazards. Although technology would reach great heights in a shorter period of time than ever before and break gender boundaries, the Space Race brought along many negatives such as environmental hazards, mechanical failures, and medical hazards.
Mars is dangerous and it is a bad idea to go there. Even though colonizing Mars is bad idea others think it is a good idea. Going to Mars would expand our knowledge on space. “I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to see it happen in my lifetime” says Buzz Aldrin. Scientists plan to recycle the water on Mars so when people get to Mars there is water for them to drink.
Space Exploration On Tuesday, Feb. 6th, SpaceX launched their new Flacon Heavy rocket. This extraordinary achievement is a huge step in humanities future in space. Flacon Heavy is now the largest rocket, capable of carrying payloads up to 140,000 lbs. This means man kind will not only be able to reach Mars faster, but will also be able to bring more equipment and more men to Mars. Many believe that man are destroying this planet and this is the only way to ensure our survival, but other think differently.
For centuries, the idea of humanity living on another planet has been a prevalent on the minds of people ranging from astronomers to regular people. Now, the idea finally can become a reality, yet many oppose it. Humanity terraforming Mars needs to happen, for the survival of our species, the opportunities for resource harvesting, and its diplomatic potential. Earth has been struck multiple times by space objects, such as asteroids, triggering mass extinctions. “Every few million years, the Earth tends to be wiped clear of almost all life in a globally catastrophic event (read:asteroid collision).
In addition to easily falsifying scientific data, it is possible for a society to invest heavily in impractical science explorations. For example, in a 2015 news article from space.com, writer Dan Leone outlines the vast amount of spending NASA has used in recent years. Leone writes, "NASA 's Astrophysics division would get $607 million, $14 million of which would be for preliminary work on the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope: a dark-energy and exoplanet observatory" (Leone). Society 's resources should be wisely spent on practical experiments that can directly benefit people. Certain large scale, expensive projects, such as the telescope in development by NASA, receive excessive amounts of money from taxpayers even though they may not necessarily benefit society in the short term.
Mike Wall remarks about the United States moon landing victory when he states, “The moon landing was an incredible achievement for the entire human race. And it almost certainly wouldn’t have happened so quickly if not for those big Soviet victories a decade or so earlier”(Wall 6). One of the worst secret schemes during The Space Race was Project Horizon; this was a plan to establish a lunar military outpost. This program was one of the worst secret schemes because it allowed to build electronic relays beamed from Earth, to the moon and then back again, this allowed for communications over long distances and it also helped with military operations. Kurt Eichenwald explains about how the United States used Soviet Ideas to put man on the moon when he describes, “US intelligence had stolen-or, more accurately, borrowed-one of the Soviet Union’s most important technologies, a Lunik space vehicle, a key component in the Soviet Union’s race with the US to be the first to reach the moon”(Eichenwald
He explains that these images demonstrate just how powerful their explorers are to be able to return this data to Earth. He then further went on to state his gratitude and excitement for what they are achieving. Grunsfeld explains how they are thrilled that New Horizons keeps sending them these images and that they are amazed at what they continue to see. NEW HORIZONS ONCOVERING THE MYSTERY BEHIND PLUTO This is so cool for them to have taken these super clear images for the world to see just what Pluto is all about. Also, given that there is still more data that NASA says could be hear by next year, Pluto will continue to become less mysterious.
All of this cost a lot of money, but it was money well spent. The Space Race and the funding the government gave to NASA was all worth the cost because of the technologies developed by NASA during it, it showed that capitalism worked better than communism in a government,