Have you ever wondered...?

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Have you ever wondered how far into space we could go? Well I have and it’s not that far. Unless NASA can come up with a extensive fuel tank; find a person who is willing to travel for around 19 years ( forward and back from the furthest planet, Pluto) then I don’t think we’re going to find anything more than what we have already. I don't mean to be pesamistic but, we have been travelling to space for years; if we were going to travel to mars we would have done it a little while ago. Besides do we really need to go further into space, or are we just nosy and want to risk the lives of others (astronauts) just to satisfy the needs of our knowledge. It definitely is important to learn but at the cost of another...It's just not worth it.

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  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    08 Nov 2019

    This is a very interesting question, fearless_situation. Maybe you would like to ask a question to one of our space experts about this? https://burnetnewsclub.com/issues/space-exploration/the-discussion/ask-astronaut-and-other-experts/

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  • Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
    08 Nov 2019

    This might have been an answered question, but why do we want to explore space anyways? Is it its beauty or that exploring is fun.

    Just a question.

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  • Bruche-logo-250x250.jpg fantastic_painting | Bruche Primary School
    09 Nov 2019

    if more than 123 people went in space yet

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  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    09 Nov 2019

    Why would we choose to go to Pluto and back? It's not like we're going to inhabit it as it is way too cold and if it is for research why would we as we could just send robots or rovers there instead. Also, we haven't gone to Mars yet because we didn't used to have the technology that we we do now and will have in 10-30 years (when we will first go to Mars). In the past, there also wasn't any need to go to Mars as our planet wasn't dying and becoming as hot as it is now so that is one of the reasons we didn't go to Mars in the past. And yes we do definitely need to explore space as it helps us see what is going to happen to our planet and other planets in the solar system and we need to go to Mars and live there so that isn't a waste of time and money and lives.

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  • St Marys Whitstable logo dedicated_strawberry | St Mary's Catholic Primary School B
    09 Nov 2019

    I don't think you can go that far but someone would have to travel a lot to get all the way to Pluto but Nasa would have to find something new to help someone travel that far

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg talented_cookie | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    11 Nov 2019

    If we wanted to travel over to pluto, it could take about 9 years and 6 months. I am wondering if somebody could survive a journey that far and back. If they manage to travel there, we would have to find out if there can be life there like people are saying that there could be life on Mars. They would have to sacrifice life. To check if there can be a person to survive, check if a similar to a human-robot could go with every feature of a human. It might take a few years as NASA and other space programs could be looking at something else. In addition to traveling to Pluto, it is really cold in space and humans might not survive as further could be colder. Humans are warm-blooded and I don't know how we could adapt to the coldness. It might take people and scientists and even NASA to find out what kind of suit will help astronauts freeze.
    We need to find out more information over the years before traveling further into the deeps of space.
    -talented_cookie

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