The first landing on the moon was an exciting point in history. Since then, people have become more and more interested in space exploration. A lot has been achieved in space including satellites, weather prediction and all that. This is a very small percentage of what can be achieved in space. It was believed that by the 21st century, space travel would have become something of a routine but it seems like that time hasn’t come yet. The sad truth is that some people are now questioning if we really need space travel anymore. With all we have to deal with on earth, is there any need to add to the burden? Space travel in itself is expensive, is there need to explore anymore? Here are the reasons why space exploration is important.
One of the major reasons why we should continue space exploration is to protect ourselves from asteroids. There haven’t been cases of asteroids falling on earth lately but it is important that they are monitored. There are small asteroids that break up in the atmosphere and can cause no harm but there are also bigger ones that could cause lots of destruction if they happen to fall on earth. This is why it is important that these asteroids are monitored and stopped before it is too late.
Another great thing that has been done and can be done in space is coming up with innovations in medicine. If we learn what is going on in space that affects our health, it is easier to deal with it. We cannot be able to find solutions to our health problems when we don’t understand what it is. Osteoporosis is one of the conditions that is being researched into space.
There have been discoveries and innovations that have only been as a result of space travel. Vacuum cleaners in our homes were an innovation that resulted from learning about how a vacuum works in space. If we are to see more of these surprising and helpful innovations, it is important that space travel continues and this is only possible when there is easy transportation from low earth orbit into outer space.
Space travel and exploration is a subject that is very fascinating for kids. If you want to inspire a kid to work hard and be an aeronautical engineer, mention things like traveling to mars and you have them locked in. you can be sure that because of this exciting thought of a spaceship traveling into mars, they are going to put more effort into their studies.
If you want to expand your company further, one of the ways is to explore the outer space. There is a lot that private companies can benefit from space exploration because they can get raw materials from things like asteroids. Closer home, there is the moon and if a company is looking for raw material, they can get something like helium and other elements that are needed in electronics. Companies that are into solar panel manufacturing can also benefit from the elements that can be found on the moon.