Project week 2 (individual) – LAGGARDS group
Topic: Should money be spent on space exploration?
Vu Thi Thanh Mai
In recent times, the rapid development of science has helped to improve our lives. Amongst all sciences, space science has contributed striking achievements to our modern world. Outer space exploration should be invested for two major reasons: a long-term solution to overpopulation and scientific inventions.
Firstly, overpopulation problem could be solved by finding other planets for people to live. According to a recent research, the world population is expected to double in 50 years as people have acquired both health and longevity these days. Though the population is becoming bigger, the Earth will not get larger. Hence, there will be no more places for people to live. Top space scientists of the world have been conducting experiments to discover that the Mars has conditions accommodating life. Therefore, spending money on exploring space helps us to find out a long-term solution to this vital issue, which will be a benefit for all people in the globe.
Secondly, space exploration serves scientific inventions. These inventions has been using widely and contributing a great deal to human’s life. For instance, discovery of outer space satellite is used in transforming digital information of mobile phones, communication television and radio that play a crucial role in our lives. Furthermore, some inventions for space use now are available for people on the Earth. An illustration of this is software helping design automobiles by letting designers see how well a design will work even before building a sample. It was a computer program developed by NASA for analysis of a spacecraft.
In conclusion, money should be spent on exploring space to solve overpopulation problem and to support for scientific innovation as mankind living both at the present and in the future could benefit from it. Therefore, space exploration should be focused on scientific purpose as well as economic purposes.
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