Question by  TB64 (83)

Why do we explore space?

I do not understand why we spend millions of dollars exploring space.


Answer by  Anonymous

we need to prepare for human presence on other planets and to find new resources because the earth will someday end.

Reply by corkin2 (1):
For scientific reasons - for example finding out how we came in to being. Also, for political reasons - it shows economic and political power (for example the race to the moon showed American dominance), also, for the possibility of colonisation of other solar systems.  add a comment

Answer by  kevincai96 (669)

Humankind explores space in order to try to understand its own history. It's very explanatory. We know we were made. The question is how. Exploring space tells us more on/that.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

An esoteric response is that exploration has inherent value. For example, if the Europeans hadn't spent considerable money in the 12th-14th centuries, they never would have found the Americas. There is also the practical argument that space exploration has led directly to such things as nylon, cell phones, and satellites.


Answer by  SubhashChander (1773)

First, it is the curiosity factor to know if there is any other world existing besides the one we are living in. Secondly, it could help in the communication network on the earth through the space.


Answer by  Tracy15 (821)

I would say because there has to be something more than just us if you believe we are the only living things in the universe you are very selfish.


Answer by  Anonymous

Because the world gets smaller everyday and it's human nature to expand and dominate, it'd be naive for governments to believe the Earth can sustain this progression they are simply taking steps to safeguard a home for future generations.

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