Should we spend more money on the exploration of space?

Should we spend more money on the exploration of space:

Why we should spend more money on space exploration:

(A)

Personally, I think that we should spend more money on exploring space. We barely know anything about our solar system never mind the close-to-infinite amount of Galaxys that each hold millions of solar systems! We have the money, and the time to easily create rockets and planes, that will go up into space, and anyway think about the size of some of the oceans like the Pacific Ocean! Then look at the size of our planet, then the solar system, then our galaxy, then the universe itself! There is so much more to explore! Why not venture the collosal world we have been living in for centuries? What about Mars, Mercury, Venus! There is nothing to stop us discovering more about our large home. Lets spend our money on space exploration.

Why we shouldn't spend more money on space exploration:

(B)

There are many reasons why we shouldn't spend more money on space exploration. Firstly, we have a world of our own that we have failed to look after. We have had the Ozone layer creating a bigger hole over Australia, ice melting and polar bears stranded. Why focus our mind on other planets when we simply cannot look after our own? Further space exploration is just to complicated for the Human Brain, and think about it. Why spend billions upon billions of pounds on vehicles that will just go up to space and never be used again? These billions of pounds could no-problem go to charity, and to the many poor children in Africa, but no. We decide to "waste" our money on "useless" rockets that will never be used again. Wasting more money on space exploration is simply pointless.

Tell me which one you think you should go for. Should we spend more money on space exploration? Tell me why you think this.

Hand written by accomplished_reality

Comments (11)

  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    06 Nov 2019

    Hi accomplished_reality, thanks for these thoughts. As there are already posts about spending money on space, can you copy and paste this as a comment here: https://www.burnetnewsclub.com/issues/space-exploration/the-discussion/is-it-really-worth-the-cost/ This will mean it adds to the conversation, and has more chance of being replied to. It also keeps this topic of discussion in one place!

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  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg accomplished_reality | Faringdon Community College
    06 Nov 2019

    https://www.burnetnewsclub.com/issues/space-exploration/the-discussion/is-it-really-worth-the-cost/

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  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg accomplished_reality | Faringdon Community College
    06 Nov 2019

    Just a question but how do you write a post with other people?

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      accomplished_reality's comment 07 Nov 2019

      You'll need your teacher to do that for you, as they can add two authors. Otherwise, if you write a post and let us know there's more than one author (and who it is) we can adjust it on our end too!

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  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg excited_passionfruit | Faringdon Community College
    08 Nov 2019

    Great post, accomplished_reality.

    I personally believe we shouldn't spend more money on space exploration. We already know so much about it already, it's just a waste of time and money to carry on traveling up there. As you pointed out, the money could go to charity or a better cause that will actually look after the world we are ruining. I do not see the point in spending money on finding out and researching other planets when we hardly have the decency to look after our own: like a spoilt child who finds nothing ever good enough, who always wants more and doesn't care about the cost. Most of the things we find out about space don't actually affect us in any way, just cool facts. We should focus on stopping poverty, global warming and installing peace.

    Space is the next step.

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  • The Sherwood School curious_speech | The Sherwood School
    09 Nov 2019

    We should spend our money because we want to know more about space

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  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg accomplished_reality | Faringdon Community College
    10 Nov 2019

    Thank you for your opinion. I should be sure to take it in.

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

    I disagree with excited_passionfruit because we might know a lot about space but space can be dangerous and if we are not prepared for something like that and we don’t know about it then we would be in quite a lot of danger.

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    1. Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg accomplished_reality | Faringdon Community College
      dedicated_strawberry's comment 25 Nov 2019

      Yes I get that it might be dangerous but why not take risks to expand our knowledge?

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    07 Dec 2019

    It gets increasingly harder to invest is space exploration because of the higher risks that each mission has, humans want to push further and that, a lot of the time, means taking greater risks. There are convincing reasons on both sides of the argument. On one hand, launching a rocket, in the period before it reaches the Kármán line, seriously harms the earth due to co2 and other harmful gases. In addition to this, there is the money. Launching the average rockets cost 500 million, this money could be spent on reducing poverty. Lastly, there is the risk of loss of life, one space mission, because of a loss in connection to ground control, detached from its boosters to late and the capsule filled with poisonous gases.
    On the other hand, space exploration has given us many technological advancements like SMAP which is an earth orbiting satellite that monitors the weather and has saved lives and space exploration has also given us advancements in cancer research. As well as this, SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 cost 61.2 million dollars however, against this point, I think that reusable rockets are just another chance to pollute the environment more, as cost effective as they are. I hope I have shown both sides of the argument accurately!

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