Space exploration benefits science, humanity

To create advancement, it is critical to invest in space exploration. Space exploration fulfills the need to explore, while also providing the groundwork for vital technologies that influence life on Earth.

By investing in space exploration, the world has gained invaluable knowledge and that benefits almost everyone and advances modern technology beyond current abilities.
Space exploration fulfills humanity’s need for discovery. Part of NASA’s mission is to push the boundaries of what people know and understand about science.
This exploration also leads to the potential for settling humans on other planets or reaching out and finding life outside of Earth, or even the solar system.
Leaving Earth is not only one of the benefits to space exploration. There are so many inventions that come out of space exploration that impact most peoples’ lives.
The technology developed for missions to space has seeped into modern life, from QR codes to memory foam. It has also resulted in life-saving technology like MRI and CT scans, as well as laying the groundwork for the insulin pump.
There are people who believe that space exploration is a waste of taxpayers’ money, and it should go toward investing in health programs, when in reality the space program has given these fields many of the tools they use.
The belief that exploration is a waste of money ignores all of the advancements it has resulted in and the technology that we rely heavily on. Even the grooves on highways to prevent car accidents were originally developed by NASA for aircraft runways, according to Yahoo.
Perhaps one of the most significant elements of space exploration is the search for life. The simple question “are we alone?” has driven astronomers to analyse every corner of the universe.
If astronomers are able to find life outside of Earth, it would be one of the most significant scientific discoveries ever. It would mean that Earth is not unique, and there is an entire world out there to explore with infinite possibilities.
If life is found on Mars or anywhere else in the solar system and is determined to be independent of Earth’s life, it would mean endless opportunities for life, not just in the solar system, but in the universe.
Humans are an exploratory species, and finding life outside of Earth would bring the drive to explore to new lengths. Many space programs already have plans in place to start settling on other planets and moons, and to build space stations throughout the solar system.
One of the goals of the space program is to turn humans into an interplanetary species. When settling a species on more than one planet, the extinction rate should drop close to zero.
Space exploration itself is the future, because it will bring humans to new worlds to build new homes. Science is not just about fixing current problems, it is about building a better future, which is the goal of all space programs.