Some people believe that government wastes too much money on space exploration and research while there are still many problems on earth

Some people believe that government wastes too much money on space exploration and research while there are still many problems on earth. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the view.

Some people believe that government wastes too much money on space exploration and research while there are still many problems on earth

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Some people believe that government wastes too much money on space exploration and research while there are still many problems on earth. The increase in crime rates, poverty, unemployment, depression, hunger deaths are some problems we have to deal with. When there are numerous problems on earth, why is our government wasting so much money and resources on useless space exploration? Is it really a waste of time?

What if Newton had listened to those telling him that he was wasting his time and money understanding the motion of celestial bodies? There would have been no orbital mechanism. Without an orbital mechanism, there would have been no satellites. What would happen if there are no satellites? Without satellites, no instantaneous communication is possible around the world. We wouldn’t be holding smartphones in our hands, no GPS, no communication with loved ones at far away places. Satellites determine vegetation cover, patterns of rainfall, emissions of greenhouse gases, changing sizes of glaciers, monitor ocean temperatures, all which are difficult to determine from the ground level. Earth observation satellites monitor ocean and wind currents. With the gathered information, the areas prone to natural disasters are evacuated well in time, saving many lives. People stranded in remote regions are rescued.

Imagine your life if scientists had paid heed to all those mouths telling them that they were wasting their lives and had not explored space, had not launched satellites into space. A lot of people would die because of unpredictable natural disasters, no communication, no TV, no weather forecast.  Those who think that a lot of money is wasted on space exploration, NASA has only cost about 1.75 times what the American military costs in one year. Is that too much? Space exploration is an investment rather than a waste of time and money. Next time you search google for anything, thank NASA and the space exploration. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to google anything.

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