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. Without funds NASA cannot develop new technology and without technology researchers and scientists would not be able to explain a discovery that they made with existing technology. For example, without the invention of the Mars Rover, scientists would not have been able to discover water on Mars. This example alone leaves people questioning space and it attributes such as planets, galaxies and even aliens. This curiosity leads to the second reason as to why people support space activities. The idea of travelling to space is one of the driving factors for people to support funding of space exploration. Most people hope that maybe someday travelling to space for a vacation or living on a different planet would be possible. This brings us to another issue. As the world faces issues like climate change and overpopulation, it is becoming difficult to accommodate all the inhabitants of the earth due to lack of space and natural resources. It is therefore crucial for governments to help resolve this issue. Funding of space exploration could help us solve this problem by developing new technology that could perhaps replicate the earth’s atmospheric conditions on a different planet. This way peoples dream of one day living on a different planet could become a reality.
From the early ages, Space and the concept of Space Exploration has retained a notion of mystique and intrigue ever since the first astrologists gazed up at the stars. With the launch of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong became the first person to ever step on the moon. Many years of struggle as well as many lives being lost has only led to greater discoveries but the sacrifices that were made will always be mourned and remembered. And despite the risks, the notion of space travel has led us to many different discoveries and truths about the galaxy. The aims of the space program today should be centered around obtaining the brightest of mankind, to get them involved, provide safety, and continue to fulfill the treaty which “bans the use of placing
NASA’s funds should not be cut because of its direct impact in our daily lives, the economy and reputation of NASA. As mentioned previously by President John F. Kennedy, “No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.” Even though the U.S. government is in the midst of a financial crisis, they need to look at the bigger goal. If the government does not increase NASA’s funds, the superpower could lose its status as a leading technological hub and the debts would keep piling on. As a result, the U.S. would fall behind other competitors such as Russia, China and India who have the same goal as NASA. A small amount of investment in NASA’s research activities can raise the national revenue. Also, by funding NASA we strive to make new discoveries that could change the whole outlook of the world.
Space agencies around the world have a long history of collaboration, including with public health agencies. Space has also provided many new human experiences, such as zero gravity training. This training has showed various effects on the human body, helping scientist to better analyze the human body.” devices developed for space missions, such as the robotic arm that was used to assemble the international space station, have been adapted into a smaller robotic device for use in surgery” (Pascal 519). This robotic arm helps to be more precise during surgery, making the rate of casualty lower.
One of the biggest mysteries for the human race isn’t what is on Earth, or even in the solar system, but what is beyond. Although powerful telescopes, such as the Mauna Kea Observatories, can see incredibly far, they’re only able to see roughly 46 billion light years in any one direction, making the diameter of the observable universe, or the part of the universe that humans can observe with telescopes, roughly 92 billion light years. Since the universe as a whole is so vast, scientists are unable to estimate the actual size (Redd, 2013) and possibly will never be able to do so if it continues to expand. In the Milky Way galaxy alone, there are an estimated 8.8 billion stars with habitable Earth-like planets (Borenstein, 2013), which greatly
Even science, at this point, can only postulate what answers these questions may hold. However, as science begins to develop, the possibility of finding answers continues to create a gravitational pull like a planet may. With so many eyes on the field and a lack of scientific proof, literature and movies in the genre of science-fiction, or more commonly known as sci-fi, explores ideas of the future commonly by expressing a widespread fear. These fears can range from a fear of annihilation to fear of loss of control or even simply to a fear of the unknown. The sci-fi movie Europa Report (2013) decided to rise to the challenge of answering the question of what’s out there.
Today virtually every child grows up learning that the Earth orbits the Sun, but four centuries ago the heliocentric solar system, where the Earth orbits the Sun, was so controversial that the Catholic Church classified it as a crime of heresy (UCLA). In the age of early philosophy, Socrates’ is well known. Between the Socratic method and his line of successful students, Socrates’ makes the history books. Galileo Galilei turned astronomers on their heads when he discovered moons around Jupiter. Giordano Bruno didn’t back down from any of his brilliant and different ideas.
From creating the very first telescope to taking a picture of the entire solar system from 6 billion kilometers away, humanity has made tremendous progress involving space exploration. Some people predict that the 21st century will be an age of religion, the age of robots, the age of the destruction of mankind, but I have much larger plans for the future. I believe that it is human 's destiny to explore and expand all throughout our solar system, and even beyond. There is no ignoring the fact that humanity is advancing its knowledge of space at an extremely rapid pace.
The main outreach of the United States government that explores new boundaries never investigated before, designs products never thought possible before, and most importantly inspires people, has had its budget slashed. According to Goldstein (2007), NASA was originally created to beat the Soviet Union in the Space Race has taken on many different roles. In an article for NASA’s website, J.R. Wilson (2008) uses Dr. Michael DeBakey, a heart surgeon, as an example of someone who felt the benefit of NASA’s wide research scope. Dr. DeBakey now uses a heart pump in surgerys, invented because of the research done by NASA (Wilson, 2008). One of NASA’s many inventions that directly improve the lives of Americans.
Throughout the 20th century, our views of space have changed. We started thinking about space, with the same way we started thinking about Pythagoras’s theory of how the world is round. Curiosity and rivalry have ignited the space race, but rivalry between United States and Soviet Union has boosted the development of the space race. The Cold War was ongoing so neither of country wanted to lose to each other. Also, this race determined which country was more advanced compared to another. With their passion, humans have achieved many accomplishments within 18 years and it is still being explored. Major accomplishments such as orbiting the Earth and landing on the moon were not easy as how our textbooks were written. Our textbooks briefly talk about it, but not so detailed. This paper will discuss the cause and effect, process, major space expedition made by both countries, and similarities they share.
Space exploration has long been a debated topic. From the days where there was controversy between whether the universe revolved around the Earth, because god made humans special, to whether Copernicus’s idea that the Earth and the other planets of the solar system revolve around the sun was true. Then there was the space race where there was a dilemma based on what was ethical to be produced and sent to space (such as weaponry during the cold war). The more contemporary problem involves the exploration of space and the danger that space debris poses. We must accept however that space is our back-up plan if we were to exploit the Earth to such an extent that we could no longer survive here.
(Main Idea): In the words of Stephen Hawking “Sooner or later disasters such as an asteroid collision or a nuclear war could wipe us all out. But once we spread out into space and establish independent colonies, our future should be safe.” We like it our not, the humans of the future will live in the space, and life outside earth might influence dramatically the way we look. (picture colony in mars)
Other than that, it also has discovered of many drugs and medicines that can be help to prevent a variety of diseases that can lead to fatal and harassment. Besides that, medical research has developed magnificently. Millions of lives have been saved because of this benefit. Here are some of the benefits of technology in this
Science provides a wealth of knowledge that can be tapped to enhance the provision of healthcare in the world. Science and healthcare are closely interconnected and there is need to come up with measures that enhance the positive use of science in the healthcare setting. Healthcare personnel are trained using scientific methods, and day to day operations at healthcare facilities are based on science. Treatment plans such as different medicines, surgery and laboratory procedures are all based on scientific methods. However, if not used properly, science can also create problems to healthcare provision.