According to UNICEF, 22,000 children alone die every day due to poverty, but yet the money that could save a majority is spent on space missions, which often fail. Scientists lost contact with the Mars Polar Lander, an unmanned spacecraft sent to Mars in 1999, which cost $110 million, and the Mars Climate Orbiter mission also failed, after an almost embarrassing mix up of metric and imperial measurements, a waste of $125 million. Why do we continue to waste money on space travel, when we know how many children die each day? Why do we continue to ignore the problem of poverty to fund research in space? Why do we let so many children
“Don 't Gut NASA Space Missions” An assistant professor and NASA team mission overlooker, Janet Vertesi in her article “Don 't Gut NASA Space Missions” argues that cutting the funds of NASA means that they 'd have to make adjustments Dukes 4 or completely cancel some of their missions.She supports her claim by explaining how not only is the cut of money not only devastating for the scientists but for our economy.Next she continues to explain how the cut will ruin careers of some scientists. And Finally she explains how it’ll lower the number of the
Before exploring the reasons as to why the U.S government should fund NASA, it is first necessary to observe what percentage of people think that NASA’s budget should be raised and why they do so. According to Thompson (2013), “76 percent of Americans agree that NASA’s budget should be increased to 1 percent of the total federal budget to fund initiatives, including a mission to Mars” (p.1). There are two reasons behind supporting the funding of NASA. Firstly, the main reason as to why people support space activities is curiosity. Curiosity has made man explore regions that have never been explored.
The invention of the airplane would indisputably change the world forever. Its long term effects on our society are nearly unmeasurable but one of the many problems the airplane produced is a connected world. People who could never get across the country now want to do so. The airplane was the gateway to an over consuming and over polluting world. Carter explains that mid 70’s pollution control policies shocked the transportation market and the people.
Being on the moon is like every kids dream and being able to jump 12 feet high and being able to see Earth from the moon but that all stopped in 1972 when NASA stop the apollo missions. Anybody’s chance of becoming an astronaut is shattered because when “NASA receives an application they have about 43,000 others to sort through. The chance of being an astronaut is estimated to be 1 in 41,000 or .002%”(Wired 1). And if you become a astronaut you have a very slim chance of going to space. If Nasa and the Federal Government put more money towards space travel and development we could go to Mars or even farther.
Is Mars Exploration Worth? Manned mission to Mars, a human exploration into Mars is really something that a lot of people have been dreaming for such a long time. Even NASA as a space team has been doing planning’s on the future so that humans are able to travel and visit Mars. A lot of people or everyone is very enthusiast on human exploration to mars as no one has ever gone a single step on Mars. And because of this and all of the curiosity and enthusiasm of all people one of space companies from USA which, is NASA started a planning or development of the first human exploration going to Mars to explore Mars so that they are able to unsolved mysteries that have been uncovered such as is it possible for humans to live on Mars.
Education in the United States is lack-luster, to say the least, the United States stands 25th in math, and 17th in science, within the world rankings of the countries by subject. Education has always been a problem in America because the country started with just simple villages so the need for surviving was more important than education, but America developed into its own country it could afford many more luxuries such as education. According to the International Space Exploration Coordination Group, when Kennedy first started the Apollo program the number of math, science, and engineering PhDs had started to increase by 1972 when the last man landed on the moon the number of those PhDs had been at an all-time high, but since the infatuation with space had ended everyone started getting different degrees. While the Americans started to prestige in other areas now that the space race and the infatuation with space were over still a majority of prestigious scientist came from the space race era. A 2009 survey found fifty percent of internationally renowned scientists who publishes in the prestigious journal Nature, in the last three years were inspired by the Apollo program and eighty-nine percent of people interviewed believed human space flight encouraged younger generations to study
The search for another Earth had always been the theme of many science fiction movies. Though not yet been proven if the Earth-like planet exists, the possibility of it is what inspires NASA today. The fact that all resources are limited and starvation is now a social phenomenon makes this film closer to reality. The advancement in technology would enable space exploration possible, but the existence of why there are space explorations is still in question today. In the movie, it has been mentioned there that the government didn’t want to spend a part of the nation’s savings for space exploration.
The individuals or groups who are against consumerism are said to be unpatriotic not only by the fellow citizens, but by the government. When an interview is conducted on the subjects, the amount of time and money they claim to spend on shopping is surprising. A large number these people use credit cards, where half of them are not able to pay every month. Cases of bankruptcy increase as citizens are more consumed with spending other than saving. Finally, the film Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We’ll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren tries to offer solutions to the negative methods used by the government.
This problem is also creating some other problems in American such as increase crime rate is also because of poverty. There is millions of American who cannot afford to get basic necessities of life. Another important point is that because of ignorance of government for this issue, the poverty rate will continue to increase. So based on these facts; I have selected the issue of poverty to solve. Below are the steps that I will take to solve the problem of poverty: I will promote the policies which will be helpful to create more jobs.