I have came to an ending decission about ; is space exploration worth the cost? At the beggining of the issue, I was inbetween both of the sides an couldn't really decide what side I would stick with but now I know what side I choose. Space Exploration is not worth the cost. Here is exactly why.
Nobody has realised the amount of money being spent as the first topic. The United States have spent $18 billion on space exploration. That wouldn't be really a surprise though as they sent Neil Armstrong up to space and they have sent many rockets to space. Still, $18 billion is a large amount of money just on space exploration. By spending $18 billion on space exploration, think about how many fails they have had. All over the world, 5,038 and many failed missions could have happened. It's a waste of money just on something that could not go well. It does risk other peoples' lives!
For another topic on why it's not worth the cost is about our Earth. Many people have been so focused into space exploration that they have forgot about the Earth. We have many issues here that we can't solve and could be complicated. We haven't even found out a lot about our oceans as we are to concentrated on space! Did you know that we know more about the moon than our Earth? It's really surprising! Our own Earth that we get the chance to live on now hasn't been explored fully! Nobody could tell the future and nobody could tell when the world could end and we could be in another place. Who will ever know if this is our only chance to explore the deeps of Earth?
This is my opinion but there are many more reasons on why it not a good idea.