Imagine what you could do with $23 billion dollars, such as improving education, healthcare, and more. Our government chose to put this money towards the Space Race. The Space Race began after the nuclear arms race between the US and Russia. Part of the reason for America’s desire to make space advancements is due to it’s immature competitiveness against other countries, which is costing billions. The money spent on the space race was not a legitimate use of government funds because the money could have gone to more relevant causes, it is extremely dangerous, and exploration beyond earth is unnecessary until we can first solve problems on earth.
If I asked you “What does NASA stand for?” you would probably say either “Need another seven astronauts” or “Need another shuttle also”. Today those jokes can’t be funny because NASA’s funding has been cut by congress, so they could probably use more astronauts and another space shuttle, but they don 't have the funding to hire more people and or keep up with today 's progress. NASA’s funding shouldn’t be cut by the government because NASA doesn’t have much money to support its educational programs, NASA also doesn’t have the funding to keep up with technology, so NASA can’t send anyone into space until 2021, and they won’t have the ability to keep up with the progress which will set them back generations. NASA has recently halted some of their educational programs due to budget cuts and American citizens are not happy. Children and educators around the U.S. are outraged by the budget cut.
And tonight, I’ve made up my mind. One of us will fly to Mars!” (p. 1). To explain this quote, Fiorello basically proves Bramante wrong, when Bramante is talking of how there is no earthly way that he is able to go to space, and then he talks of how he has saved up enough money already, and it’s guaranteed that one of his family is going to Mars. “Maria looked at her husband. “What have you done?” she said.
The challenge of putting a man on the moon was a difficult task and much was learned. There was also a lot of loss. Including the loss of the Apollo 1. Three astronauts lost their lives Edward White, Virgil Grissom and Roger Chaffee. The questions, could we put a man on the moon?
This telescope should not be built because of the excessive funds, telescopes have already been built on the mountain, and Mauna Kea is sacred land to the Native Hawaiians. Indeed one of the main reasons why this telescope should not be built on Mauna Kea is because of the excessive funds. The costs for building this new telescope are estimated at $1.4 billion (Fox). The funds from the telescope could instead go to another project that could be located elsewhere so that the public do not get angry. Although the telescope could provide more space research, it’s not worth building a telescope that is going to cost
You see, the astronauts that are chosen to go, they won’t be coming back. They will have to stay and live the rest of their lives on Mars. So, if somebody there feels they need to return to Earth, that won’t necessarily be an option. Many people argue that this is unethical because of how extreme and difficult life on Mars will be. Since Mars is much further from the Sun, its temperatures tend to be much lower than Earth 's, with an average temperature of -81 degrees F. (mars.nasa.gov) Living on Mars could possibly be compared to living on Antarctica.
As it stands now the concept is not constitutional, an altar to the first and twenty-fourth amendments would be required at least, and that would still not guarantee it to pass. Finally, as results have shown it is often difficult or even not worth enforcing. Causing either dishonesty or the entire system to be thrown out the window. Is it truly worth all this time and money to attempt an idea that might blow up in the American people face strictly to help people who are too lazy to head out to the polls? Is it truly that impossible to head out one day for less than an hour, check some names and propositions on a paper and leave?
If you stay in place for too long you begin to fall behind and as JFK said “No nation who expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to fall behind.” b. The exploration of space will go on with or without the united states and if wish to stay among the world as a power we cannot allow ourselves to not take on this new great adventure. c. We are obligated to pursue space because we cannot afford to fall behind other nations. IV. Transition: Understanding that we cannot not fall behind is key but now lets set our minds to what can be achieved in this new quest.
The backdrop of the Cold War between the United States and The Soviet Union through the mid-to-late 20th century promoted multiple international policies that reflected the tensions and the hostilities between the bipolar world. The conflicts not only remained on Earth, but what has been termed as a “space race” occurred after the USSR launched the world’s first satellite, Sputnik, into orbit in October 4th, 1957. The politics of space seemed suddenly more vital than it ever had before, and serious political thought was contemplated. What could space have to offer that would benefit for humanity? As the two superpowers competed over the next decade, the questions became more difficult.
Volcano Monitoring We should not continue to predict volcanoes for these reasons: it will cost a lot to pay for the items which will be expressed later on. Volcanic eruptions will happen over and over again and no amount of predictions will stop the damage. Finally, it takes up time and effort and money which we can use to fund many other things like projects in space or other locations which can improve our intelligence of this planet and solar system or maybe even this universe we call home. These are the reasons why we should not continue to predict volcanoes. Another argument is if we should continue to predict earthquakes.