Ban Space Exploration

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I think that we should be exploring our planet not space because we barely scratched the surface of the sea, we only know 5 percent of the oceans and we could find so many different organisms in the ocean we have never seen before. We are also wasting so much money on trying to get to space even though we haven't finished exploring our own planet. I think that there is no point in exploring a different planet if we have no idea what the rest of our planet has to offer. The seas on this planet could have things that could really help people but we don't know because we haven't explored it yet. The planet is also so much closer to the Earth than anything else in space. I'm saying don't explore space, I saying explore the planet and help it out before goint to another planet. Our home means more than what's in space.

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  • Hammond School logo articulate_elephant | Hammond Junior School A
    09 Dec 2019

    I think yes and no,yes because we can find materials in space.We can also see if we can find life on other planets that will be good,also we can find out if we can live on mars or other planets.And no because we have other things to focus on such as water for people who need it most also as we can also focus on Medicine if we focus on space and find out that we can live on that planet we can destroy that one so why destroy earth then destroy another planet.

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  • Hammond School logo crafty_hurricane | Hammond Junior School A
    09 Dec 2019

    I do not agree with you because we know a lot about earth and we should also get to know what is going on around the world

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    1. Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg consistent_poem | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
      crafty_hurricane's comment 13 Jan 2020

      But we don't know everything about our planet and what is has to offer.

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  • Hammond School logo skillful_turtle | Hammond Junior School A
    09 Dec 2019

    I disagree consistent_poem I think we should explore space but I think we should focus more on climate change as it is effecting our planet.If we were to focus more on space exploration then climate change would get worse and we would potentially get to the point where we need to leave that is when we need to do something about space exploration(maybe a bit before that though.)

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  • Hammond School logo miraculous_knowledge | Hammond Junior School A
    09 Dec 2019

    I think that we should not ban space exploration as if we leave space exploration then when the planet does get destroyed then it will kill billions of people where as is we have another planet on standby then it will save a lot of lives. Another reason why it is bad to ban space exploration is because many people have that as a job that they love and banning that will deeply impact peoples lives. It takes a lot of time to train to become an astronaut so if we ban it now then no one will have time to get another good job if they have spent most of their life training! So because of these reason I think that we should not ban space exploration.

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  • Highdown-logo-250x250.jpg frank_chocolate | Highdown School
    09 Dec 2019

    This is a great post! It really made me think about how many problems face space exploration. But I do have some questions that I would appreciate you opinion on: If we start exploring our planet, will we cause more problems such as destruction of resources or will scientists figure out a way to prevent this and what jobs will the people that have space professions go to, will they just not have a job all together?

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  • Hammond School logo crafty_hurricane | Hammond Junior School A
    09 Dec 2019

    And without space exploration how will we know about the Solar System and the moon and if there is life in space.

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    1. Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg consistent_poem | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
      crafty_hurricane's comment 13 Jan 2020

      We don't really need to go to space to know there is a moon.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School active_swan | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    09 Dec 2019

    I think that we should only focus on one the ocean or space. But I don’t know which one, with the ocean we have only explored 5% and there could be way more like weird exotic fish or maybe something like a monster or even a shipwreck with billions of pounds in it. However with space we haven’t gone to any other planet then the moon (and earth of course) but we still haven’t explored the other half of the moon so there could be so much more and also on the other planets too, so if we do explore the other side of the moon then we can move on to mars instead of leaving it as a mystery. I still don’t know if we should ban space exploration but all I know is we only need to focus on one right now and then move onto the other, bit I think we shouldn’t ban exploring space but we should just focus on one.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      active_swan's comment 10 Dec 2019

      Great reasoning given. I like the creativity in your examples, such as the shipwreck or exotic fish. What do you imagine would be the most valuable discovery humans could make in the oceans?

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      1. Lyons Hall Primary School active_swan | Lyons Hall Primary School B
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 10 Dec 2019

        I think the most valuable discovery we could make in the ocean is to find something like a shipwreck and it had billions of pounds in it and maybe it even has a skeleton in it or another valuable discovery could be a big or small rare exotic fish that could make a lot of money then we could put that money into one of the worlds problems or all of them! I think we should focus on climate change because we could save are world and we can save our future families from moving to Mars.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School sceptical_bassoon | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    10 Dec 2019

    Yes because it is a risk of air polution witch will mean we will breathe in the fumes of the rocket and it will be bad.
    How about you?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School glad_avocado | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    10 Dec 2019

    Yes because if we spend so much money on just space exploration then if something bad happens a lot of time then the money would be wasted and people would die.

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  • Hammond School logo happy_politics | Hammond Junior School A
    10 Dec 2019

    I believe that we should not ban space exploration, however, it should not be our main focus. This is because banning this could create Black Market companies, or create more unemployment. However, focusing on space exploration at all is burning money and could be used elsewhere. People and animals could die on Earth at the present moment, and it could be better to focus on that. Banning it could lead to more crime. (Black Market companies are also the reason smoking is not yet banned.)

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      happy_politics's comment 10 Dec 2019

      How likely do you think a black market space exploration company would be, considering the cost and risk?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School kind_dinosaur | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    10 Dec 2019

    This will be a big debate later on.

    If we want to ban space exploration then we would have more time to look at climate change snd how its effecting us. We could also look at how to stop it. But then we could have a other question, how would we stop it? Would we use tech or something else?

    If we didn't ban space exploration then we could explore and see whats out there. Like discover new planets, etc. We could start a debate weather aliens exist. the only way to find out is to look! We could also move planet!

    In conclusion, I think we should not ban space exploration as we have not been out of our solar system. We have hardly been anywhere there is much more to find out! We could also find things that aren't on earth!

    kind_dinosaur

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  • Hammond School logo champion_hedgehog | Hammond Junior School B
    11 Dec 2019

    I think we should ban space exploration for a while to deal with climate change but after that have a limit on rockets reason for rocket limits are on my post should we have a limit on rockets.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School unbiased_honeyberry | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    11 Dec 2019

    Speaking from my own views i strongly believe that we should explore space because in like 500 years the earth may be too hot to live on so we may one day have to move to another planet.

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  • Hammond School logo jolly_seahorse | Hammond Junior School A
    11 Dec 2019

    I don't think we should explore space because we could use the money to help earth

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  • Hammond School logo determined_shrimp | Hammond Junior School B
    11 Dec 2019

    In my opinion space exploration shouldn't be banned but should be decreased by a massive amount. I think we can only explore either the ocean or space but I think the ocean has a bigger priority.

    Firstly, the ocean has only been 5% explored and it wouldn't take anywhere near as long than going to mars or other planets. Mars takes about 9 months to get to and I takes 24 hours to cover the whole world. This means that people exploring space wouldn't be away from their families for so long which could be life changing to some families.

    Secondly, there are a lot bigger political problems that MUST be sorted first like brexit and the Hong Kong crisis. I feel it is not a crisis having not explored space. We must deal with these things before space exploration. The reason for this is that space exploration is a long term project but Brexit is short term and should be dealt with in the next year. I call that a crisis.

    Finally, space is a lot more risky, more dangerous and can give anyone blood and gene illnesses. This was tested by NASA when 1 twin went into orbit, while the other twin had his blood and genes were tested. After the landing, the other twin had the same test and there were several big changes. One time a shuttle didn't even make it off the ground. In 1986 The Challenger - carrying a teacher- blew up on take off. We don't want more things like this to happen to more people and our popularity to decrease.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      determined_shrimp's comment 11 Dec 2019

      Great reasons! Which do you think is the most convincing for banning space travel and why?

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      1. Hammond School logo determined_shrimp | Hammond Junior School B
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 12 Dec 2019

        I think the most convincing point I made is the amount of risks that come of traveling in space because the amount of innocent astronauts that can get life changing illnesses or be lost in orbit floating should be 0% of all astronauts. It makes people heartbroken and I couldn’t imagine loosing a friend or family member due to their job, could you?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School placid_earth | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    11 Dec 2019

    I think yes and no, no because if I was sceptical about this and thought well we have barely even found the whole of the sea on our planet and there expecting people to go to a different planet there are a lot of risks in this situation. Yes because there could be a special material out there that could help the earth especially with all this climate change problem at the minute, and I can be open minded and think well this is my opinion lets see other peoples mindset and how they agree in this situation :)

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  • Hammond School logo charming_studio | Hammond Junior School B
    12 Dec 2019

    In my opinion space exploration should not be banned but decreased because like you said we have only explored 5% of the ocean and I think that is a bigger priority than exploring space due to fact that we haven't even explored all of our planet so why have we started exploring space?
    But I have a mixed mined space exploration could be good but at a risk because already the effects of focusing on space are already beginning to appear like in India only 40% of children are getting the nutrients they need to sustain a healthy life style . But it could bennifit us in ways we do not know so we could find the cure to cancer and offer exiting things!

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  • Hammond School logo mindful_beaver | Hammond Junior School C
    12 Dec 2019

    I think your idea is a good idea but I think we should have different teams like we have NASA .We should have a team to explore our planet as well .Space is there for us to explore but we can leave NASA whith that. An then we could get on exploring our own planet .

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  • Hillyfield School logo articulate_watermelon | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    12 Dec 2019

    that s a really nice reason why space should be banned

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  • Hammond School logo joyous_temperature | Hammond Junior School A
    13 Dec 2019

    I agree with your post but we already know lots about are planet and less about are solar system and the barrier. So in conclusion I think that space exploration should not be banned due to are already findings of are own home and planet and so we can find out more about the solar system.

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