Three Main Reasons For Space Exploration And Academic Purposes

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Zhou 1
Henry Zhou
Raymond Ferguson
English for Academic Purposes
Space Exploration "But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic…”This is a speech illustrated by John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States of America, in order to convince the public that the Apollo Mission is worth launching, he explained the reasons why space exploration is so important. However, in the year of 2016, fifty-four years after his speech, the question he answered still remained a question. So why do we explore the space? In this essay, three main reasons for space exploration will be illustrated, in terms of the curiosity of human nature, the capability of advancing basic science theories and the opportunity of accelerating the development of earth-benefitting technology. Human’s curiosity towards the unknown world is the first main cause of space exploration. Human being is a curious specie, which can be easily revealed through the language we speak in our daily life. According to a research launched by a world-class journalist John Lloyd, among all the languages which are still in use during present times, there are in fact some of them, Latin and Irish for example, that don’t have words for “yes” or “no”. However, it is found that every language has a
Zhou 2 word for “why”. What’s more, humans don’t grow up into curios, but in fact we are born to be curious. Ever

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