We know that space is a positive human future but it is also the future of humanity. One thing I have learnt with humanity is that people like to posttpone the inevitable, staying put and fighting change are not good tactics if we want to live, change is constant and humans must either learn to adapt to change or be left behind. Human beings change, technology changes, and things will continue to change in order for the future to be better.
We humans hate to think of the worse I mean what if an asteroid hit? A flood? A plague? A drought? Right now, we have many excellent ways of figuring out how each of these specie ending disasters might unfoldand we have ways of preventing most of them from killing us all. Surviving implementing what we already know. But it’s also about planning to deal with disasters we know for certain aren’t survivable right now. Those are the kinds of disasters that require us to build cities on Mars, Venus, the Moon, asteroids, and any other uninhabited place we can find. The more we explore, the more likely it is that our species will make it. Space sets humans on a journey that’s survivable. And it’s one that might yield many incredible discoveries along the way.
As climate change warms the planet, sea levels rise, and wildfires become commonplace, humans edge more precariously onto the precipice of a much harsher landscape. According to experts, humanity’s environmental woes are so severe that a global-scale ecological catastrophe is already underway. During such dire times, questions remain about the issues we are focusing our money and energy into. Among them, whether the current pursuit of space exploration and its cost is foolish or a cynical bet against planet Earth’s survival. Spaceflight isn’t just a master-minded escape plan for the richest among us, though. The key to saving our planet, and humanity, partly relies on the innovations from space exploration.
It might seem like a waste now but the moment something big happens and then we have to rely on space we would be glad, here are some facts to help you understand that space exploration is not a waste of resources.
Space research isn’t as expensive as people think
Many countries around the world invest in space science and exploration as a balanced part of their total federal budget. Public opinion research has shown that people estimate NASA to take up as much as a quarter of the U.S. federal budget, but in fact, NASA’s budget only represents about 0.5% of the total federal budget and the proportion is even smaller for other spacefaring nations.
Space research directly impacts Earthly problems
When people apply themselves to the challenges of exploring space, they make discoveries that can help the world in other ways too. Studying how we might grow food in orbit or on Mars yields insights into growing food in extreme conditions on Earth, generating knowledge that can help mitigate the impacts of climate change. Medical research conducted on the International Space Station helps us understand the human body in new ways, helping save lives and improve quality of life.
THE SOONER WE LEARN THAT SPACE EXPLORATION IS WORTHWHILE AND CAN SAVE US ONE DAY WE CAN ACHIEVE A LOT.
We need to answer these questions:
How can we support space exploration rather than bringing it down.
How does space exploration affect our lives both positively and negatively
Does space exploration have more merits or does it have more demerits.