People from all over the globe need to take seriously the likelihood that due to our various political and ideological ideas we too may be headed for disaster. It is estimated that the original landing party contained only about people.
By understanding more about asteroids we may learn more about past Earth impacts and possibly find ways to reduce the threat of future impacts.
Still… it is virtually unlimited natural resources! But in the next four years if I have to start carrying a gun just to protect myself, if I see one dirt road closed because the land was sold to some private rick guy to drill on.
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But we have to get started today, and we must keep moving forward, forever. Or what Beck, Hannity or Limbaugh said. Bt they call themselves patriots.
How ridiculous to suggest space exploration has no benefit to mankind! They are merely the reasons we are most comfortable discussing. Do you really think Virgin Galactic has the ultimate goal of "being a roller-coaster ride for the rich and famous"?
Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic will continue to push the envelope to make the impossible Just like religion they lie to you and because you respect them and they know they can get away with it.
I am willing to bet stores will have record sales come Christmas. NASA should continue to be funded for the scientific advancements needed as corporations do not see long term profit from discovery.
In a short years after this frontier was closed,we saw the electrification of cities, telephones and radios were released, and aviation grew from the Wright Brothers to the safe commercial airline travel. If we are unable to extend our reach into the solar system and beyondthen humanity is destined for extinction.
Space Exploration in the rawest sense of the phrase is a waste of money because in no way will it help humans survive or really even improve current technologies in a way that warrants the reckless spending of billions of taxpayer dollars.
In announcing his commitment to send the country back to the moon and, later, on to Mars, President Bush quite correctly said that we do it for purposes of scientific discovery, economic benefit, and national security.
In fact, the values and valuing of any non-valuing being are nearly incomprehensible. Any money going "space exploration" programs is a waste. Sodoff gets off topic here by mentioning satellites, which aren't affected in any way by current "space exploration.
I vote that we instead cut funding to educate everyone whose IQ is in the lower 20th percentile. So tuck yourself in, this is going to be a long journey. Earth is indeed doomed, but Mars makes Antarctica seem like paradise.
However, it is not possible for any human civilization within the next years to successfully, reasonably, and feasibly inhabit any planet for a permanent duration of time.
Space-capitalism works just like terrestrial-capitalism.Space may be the final frontier, but it’s an expensive one to explore. There are ample problems with which to contend here on Earth, and that leads some people to wonder if space exploration is.
Space exploration challenges us to not only to be and do our best, but reach beyond the ordinary, push the boundaries of our scientific and technical limits, and then to push even further. Space is, of course, infinitely more hostile to human life than the surface of the sea; escaping Earth’s gravity entails a good deal more.
Space is, of course, infinitely more hostile to human life than the surface of the sea; escaping Earth’s gravity entails a good deal more work and expense than shoving off from the shore. Why Space Exploration Is Essential Space is one of the areas of research whose findings always amuse people.
There are a lot of secrets to unfold and a lot of missions to carry.
Space exploration is one of the most important endeavors our civilization will undertake. If we are unable to extend our reach into the solar system (and beyond), then humanity is destined for extinction.
If humanity cannot develop a method to reliably track and redirect asteroids, we will go extinct.Download