Space Exploration Persuasive Essay

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Every year, billions of dollars are spent by government space agencies around the world and activities related to outer space and space exploration have become a matter of market and political competition between countries. In 2014, the top three countries with the largest budget for space programs were as follows: (1) the U.S.; (2) Europe; (3) Russia. NASA had a total budget of about $17.6 billion, the European Space Agency was funded at $5.51 billion and the Russian Federal Space Agency had a budget of about $5.6 billion (Martin, 2015). In that light, the purpose of this paper is to provide an historical overview of space exploration as well as to present the main arguments for and against investing in the development of space programs. Since

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