Space Exploration Essay

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Expanding our Explorations in Space “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” this short quote was once the catch phrase as thousands of Americans watched in awe and anticipation as man first walked on the moon. Not only was history recorded that day, but dreams were built one by one because becoming an astronaut and exploring space, a different world, and new possibilities was now an option. However, such explorations have financial and ethical consequences. However, we must decide if space exploration is worth the so called extra cost. David Livingston in source A has a great perspective toward space exploration and brings a lot of Pros to the surface. David states in his essay “manned space exploration is absolutely worth the cost” and I couldn't agree with him more. When you think about it, the money we invest into this program isn't just going up in the air persay, but it is not only employing millions of people its going toward research and the ability to expand our future. In one of his closing statements he says “its not just about what we learn out there in space, or about ourselves, or how to be a better steward of precious earth. Its about how we live here in earth together and what type of future we want for ourselves and our children.” Look at the world from a bigger perspective, try to envision the bigger picture and allow your mind to explore every depth and crevice. Having this view of the world as a whole like Michael Collins in Source G presents in his article “the earth must become as it appears: blue and white, not capitalist or Communist; blue and white, not rich or poor; blue and white, not envious or envied. I am not a naïve man. I don’t believe that a glance from 100,000 miles out would cause a Prime Minister to scurry back to his parliament with a disarmament plan, but I do think it would plant a seed that ultimately

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