With all the troubles in the world today, money spent on space exploration is a complete waste. The money could be better spent on other things. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
It is true that vast amounts are spent on space exploration for apparently little gain while people suffer from terrible poverty around the world.
Supporters of space programs say that space exploration has brought inventions to the world that we would not have had. A famous example is non-stick pans! Supporters also point out that it is in human nature to strive to discover the unknown and that we can progress in all ways by unlocking the secrets of the stars. These are all valid points.
On the other hand, how can we as human beings justify the billions of dollars spent sending people into space so we can have non-stick pans while millions of people around the world are dying of disease and famine? With the money spent on space exploration, wells could be dug, farmland could be developed, medicine could be bought, schools and colleges could be built, and teachers, doctors and nurses could be trained. Even if we could justify money on
exploration, wouldn‛t it be better to spend the money on exploring the sea on our planet that could offer enough food to provide for the entire world?
From what I have said in this essay it would seem that I would agree that money should be spent on better things than space exploration. However, this is not the case. I understand all the reasons for spending money on better things but I also strongly believe that the human race must continually strive to develop our technology and broaden our horizons. The money in the long run is well spent on space exploration.
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