Space Exploration Persuasive Speech

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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
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For example, artificial earth satellites can be used to improve agricultural efficiency. By orbiting the earth at a height of thirty-six thousand kilometers above the surface of the earth, an agricultural satellite was able to scan a huge area of land within ninety minutes, allowing it to observe the main factors which affects the growth of crops, like sunlight, wind speed and precipitation, these data can also be sent to the agricultural department for further analyses. Therefore, even the smallest satellite equipped with the simplest sensors has the ability to increase the agricultural income by billions of dollars. Furthermore, a research illustrated by NASA indicates that, every year, over one thousand different types of innovations which were fist developed for space programs can be transformed into technology that improves our everyday equipment, such as better televisions, heaters, even better cooking wares. Therefore, space exploration can indeed speed up the development of Earthly

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