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To explore ? or not to explore ?

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siddhant bajaj

on 21 December 2014

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Transcript of To explore ? or not to explore ?

There have been no direct benefits from space travel; the only 'good things' to come from it are indirect, and not the end aims. All the by-products of the space race could have been developed by commercial companies aiming to make a profit by developing good products and selling them, at a fraction of the cost: the Post-it note is possibly as useful as velcro, but was developed by 3M at a fraction of the cost.Furthermore, a lot of the 'advances' space exploration bring us is irrelevant to daily life: why bother spending money developing a pen that works in zero-gravity when a) a pencil will do and b) the vast majority of the world's 6 billion people will never experience zero gravity?

A commercial space industry is taking over
To explore? Or not to explore?
By Sid Bajaj

Why explore?

Space exploration has brought many benefits to society, while others may argue that the money used on space exploration could benefit many people on Earth. Everyone has their own opinion and I think space exploration is no use . The next slides you guys will see will be the following reasons

Reason no . 1
It provides us no direct benefits
Reason no .2

The Earth itself is not fully explored yet

Space exploration has always been a gimmick. The USA was doing it only to look better than the USSR and vice versa; it has never really been about the science.
There are far more valuable scientific endeavours to fund, such as the exploration of our own planet. The sea bed, especially around volcanic regions, is relatively unexplored, as is Antarctica. One recent news story about a ‘lost tribe’ also highlighted the fact that we are not in contact with all indigenous peoples across the planet.
The scientific knowledge obtainable from our own planet, particularly organisms that inhabit locations with extreme conditions, offers far more value than that of space.

Reason no .3
A commercial space industry is taking over
Even if space exploration was a good target of funding in the past, it is now a growing target of venture capital and private ingenuity. For example, SpaceX's reusable rocket that is expected to reduce launch costs for commercial satelites, Bigelow Aerospace's investment in space tourism, and Virgin Galactic's expected space-faring plane, among others.
Now that private companies are intending to supply space access on the cheap, it is useless to spend all that money on expensive platforms such as the space shuttle.

Reason no . 4
The new crisis on planet Earth: finish your priorities before starting new ones
There are two major crisis going on at your home planet. global warming and the world wild economic crisis, both are severe. if the government doesn't handle the economic crisis with care we all will end up poor. how can we feed the poor,fend for ourselves and take care of really expensive space travels? Global warming is the second most severe issue the earth is going through. we have to take care of our planet before we go roaming other planets. if the great legendary tribes of yesterday were here to see all this they would not believe that long time ago there used to be pure air to brea e and man and animal lived side by side.now everything is destroyed. if we take care of this problem with with care we would be able to overcome this disaster.First priority is to teach people to help themselves so that they can help us when it is time to explore space, so let's prioritize. We would not have most of the problems of today if our parents taught us better than to steal and hurt others, so let's teach the next generation so that they can explore space when they are well grounded.

Reason no .5
Money is better used to help human lives in their own country or world

We know that us humans exist but we don't know if "space creaters" exist so why bother. If there are things out there they don't hurt us. We people in your country we are like family and you have to help family.you can use the money for japan who just had a horrible earthquake. What if a disaster happens in the U.S? if we don’t have money to fix it then we will just have to deal with it.
space exploration is a waste of money. The money they use for space exploration should be send for charity and some parts of the world that are vey poor .If they stop space exploration and charity the money they can competly remove hunger or,Powerty atleast some parts of the world . It takes 175 billion $ per year to remove poverty in the world .in total if calculated the whole space exploration spends a total amount of 40 trillion $ . They can end the world poverty

Reason no . 6
NASA is very Hazardous

Go and search space shuttle disasters on Google you will find tons of information on how NASA failed on some of its missions risking the lives of there astronauts. Nasa scientists have lost contact with the latest unmanned spacecraft sent to Mars, the $165m Mars Polar Lander.
In September, the $125m Mars Climate Orbiter mission also failed, after an embarrassing mix-up over metric and imperial measurements.
The history of failed missions to Mars stretches back 40 years, so are they a waste of taxpayers' money, which would be better spent on more earthly needs?Is the cost of space adventure unjustified while poverty exists in many parts of the world?

Reason no. 7
The end
Thinking that the budget devoted to space exploration is wasted money , we believe that this kind of exploration is a wild dream that we cannot achieve and the huge amounts of money are gone in smoke rather than to spend these amounts to relieve poverty in the Third World and medical researches should be encouraged instead these explorations. In addition we have to explore our planet and solve its problems before thinking in SPACE INVASION.

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