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February 19, 2024

Is it important for a nation to have a space exploration program?




Total votes: 6

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  1. CheerfulMagpie
    46.5

    In the 21st century, it is vital for a nation to have a space exploration program. Space is the next great frontier. It is important to protect our national security by ensuring that we are able to …Read MoreIn the 21st century, it is vital for a nation to have a space exploration program. Space is the next great frontier. It is important to protect our national security by ensuring that we are able to apropriately respond to the changing times. An example of this is the recent warnings from the US government about new technology that Russia has that allows them to deploy nuclear weapons with anti-satellite capabilities to space. America must be able to combat these risks. Beyond military potential, space also gives humans the best chance to delay or potentially circumvent extinction. The truth is that Earth will not be able to support live forever. This means that if humans want to still be around, we must become a multi-planetary species. Our solar system also provides us with vital natural resources that we could use on Earth. Imagine if a solar panel could be placed in space to renewably power Earth without having a nighttime. Or if we could use rocks in the asteroid belt for certain minerals and elements to build or utilize sustainably on Earth. Although it may be expensive and seem not important in the moment, space must be explored to create a better, safer, and more sustainable world. Read Less

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  2. HappyDuck
    33

    I think that although it is important to have a space exploration program, it is first more important to be thinking of the people of that nation and their needs. If a nation has a surplus of funds to …Read MoreI think that although it is important to have a space exploration program, it is first more important to be thinking of the people of that nation and their needs. If a nation has a surplus of funds to pour into areas such as space exploration then they definitely should have a program. If not, they need to put other priorities first. Read Less

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  3. CuriousPanda2
    33

    It is important for a nation to have a space exploration program because of the immense scientific benefits such research is able to provide. Not only does space exploration enlighten us to the things …Read MoreIt is important for a nation to have a space exploration program because of the immense scientific benefits such research is able to provide. Not only does space exploration enlighten us to the things around our planet, but it encourages technological innovation, creates careers, monitors climate conditions and weather patterns, aids navigation, and strengthens national security. Space exploration also allows a nation to be increasingly involved in the international community. Read Less

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  4. CleverCrocodile2
    18

    It is important to have a space exploration program, because it is important for humans to learn about the universe in which they live. However, the issues on Earth should be a priority, since we know …Read MoreIt is important to have a space exploration program, because it is important for humans to learn about the universe in which they live. However, the issues on Earth should be a priority, since we know that there are problems that need to be solved and people who need to be helped on this planet. There are no urgent issues that must be resolved in space. Read Less

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