Space exploration :Was it useful getting into space even though it had a big cost?

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Was it useful?

In my opinion, I think it was useful because if we never went into space we wouldn't have the technology we have now a days. For example, CAT scans which Nasa created from space can save many people's lives or scratch-resistant lenses, which is very useful since half the world's populationpopulation wear glasses or medical equipment like thermometers to check what temperature your body is to make sure if your sick or not.

Was it not useful?

In my point of view,I think it wasn't unuseful even though we could've improved a lot of things like climate change in other words Global warming or we could help people who have diseases like cancer or people who have had servers injuries in wars (as there has been some lately but let's talk about that another time).Well to be honest before I had thought it was not worthy of going into space,but then when I was searching all the useful stuff we got from space and I was pretty amazed.

In conclusion,I think it was useful getting into space!

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg sensible_melon | Upton Cross Primary School
    17 Nov 2019

    For me to answer this question I would have to look at both sides of the pros and cons.

    The pros:

    First and foremost space exploration could actually help our civilisation. With countless asromoments finding something new about space everyday, it’s highly likely that we find something like fuel that might give out little to no green house emissions. That would really help us erase our carbon footprint and help us to lower the dangers that might occur in climate change. Also space (in my opinion(space is infinite and diverse) has many types of moons, planets, stars, solar systems, clusters, galaxies and galaxy clusters and there is always more. As we send rovers and robots to other planets we might discover that life once lived on the barren planets, how they lived and how they died out.

    The cons:

    One of cons are that NASA is spending billions of dollars to do these space explorations, with all that money you could probably feed every homeless and poor person in North America and Europe for ten years. There is more importan things to worry about like world hunger, climate change and wars. You can’t simply imagine NASA ignoring this, but they are. With more poeple from the world demanding to find out more about space more money is getting spent.

    Something else I would like to say is that Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, and Jeff baisils’ company, Blue Origin, are trying to make things easier for tourists to go to space with no training. Don’t you think that’s dangerous, what if a tourist starts floating off into space with no form of communication. My opinion is that this is not a good idea because it’s already dangerous and this is wasting so much money.

    In conclusion space exploration is a win-lose—win-lose situation. If we keep having space explorations world hunger might worsen and if we stop having space explorations we might not find new substances that might lessen green house gases.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      sensible_melon's comment 18 Nov 2019

      Good reasoning for both sides, sensible_melon, and thanks for adding it as a comment instead of a post. What evidence do you have that SpaceX and Blue Origin are posing these kind of dangers to tourists?

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      1. Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg sensible_melon | Upton Cross Primary School
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 18 Nov 2019

        I know this because in the first session for space in burnet news club at my school we watched a video answering questions. It said that SpaceX and Blue Origin are trying to make it easier for tourists to go to space with no training. This is really dangerous because they wont know what to do if something bad happens.

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          sensible_melon's comment 18 Nov 2019

          What do you think SpaceX and Blue Origin are doing to guarantee people's safety? Could you look this up?

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