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The colonization of space, and directed focus of space progr

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Transcript of The colonization of space, and directed focus of space progr

Should humans attempt to colonize space?
Supporting Reasons.
1. Extremely expensive.
NASA
1. Studies aeronautics, and the principles of aviation.
The colonization of space, and the directed focus of space programs.
1. Introduces the possibility for new resources.
2. Our lengthened survival may only be achieved through the dispersion of humanity. Earth is fragile.
3. Earth is becoming overpopulated.
4. Environmental problems such as pollution may be alleviated.
Opposing Reasons.
2. Requires a lifelong commitment away from our home planet.
3. Everything is too far.
4. Creates many "what ifs," regarding things such as fuel consumption, oxygen depletion, etc.
5. Many of Earth's problems will be moved, rather than solved.
6. Earth's resources could possibly be depleted in the process of colonization.
5. Stephen Hawking says we should.
Is it worth the time and money?
Do the pros outweigh the cons?
Can we create a peaceful colony when we can't live in peace on our own planet?
Is this only a short term fix to our problems?
Will humanity exercise devastation or prosperity in a new world?
The focus of space programs.
Canadian Space Agency
2. Conducts space missions to do things such as land people on the moon.
1. Studies the science of the universe.
3. Puts satellites into orbit.
4. Employs engineers and technicians for projects such as the Canadarm.
2. Conducts human exploration and operations.
3. Studies the science of the universe.
4. Develops space technology.
Where should our focus lie?
Is our advancement in knowledge economically valuable?
Should space colonization be a top priority?
Do projects which provide economic gain outweigh those which provide philosophical gain?
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