THE IMPACT OF SPACE EXPLORATION ON THE SOCIETY: WILL IT SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS

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Professor Calculus in Adventures of Tintin

 

 

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People looking up to the stars and moon


Since the early times, humans have always looked to the stars to find answers to their problems. Space is a source of continuous fascination and a source of mystery to humans. This is because of the fact that we actually know little about the space. And this also makes it both captivating and terrifying to people. A lot of people believe that we can get the answers about the origin of the world in space, many astronomers for example have used calculus to study space and the motions of planets, meteorites in pursuit of answers. In the last century, humans have made significant discoveries in the area of space exploration.

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 Stephen Hawking 

World renowned scientist. 


A lot of people might think that it sounds a little bit dramatic, but space exploration is very crucial to the survival of our species. Just like the famous scientist, Steven Hawking said, sending humans to the moon changed the future of human race in ways that we do not yet understand. And although it has not provided solutions to our present problems on Earth, it has provided us with a new perspective of things and allowed us to look both inward and outward. I believe that space may be the long term future for the human race because it represents essential life insurance for our survival in the future. This is because; it might be able to prevent the disappearance of the human race by colonizing other planets.

 


Only a few historical moments are as iconic as the first moon landing. This moment is the moment when a human stepped foot in another world and it represents that beginning of another phase of human achievement.

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Stamp commemorating the first man on the moon

 


However, space exploration has also played a crucial role in catalyzing scientific discovery. For a better explanation, we can quote the Neil deGrasse Tyson, the world-renowned astrophysicist who said that” Space exploration is a force of nature unto itself that no other force in society can rival. Not only does that get people interested in sciences and all the related fields, but it transforms the culture into one that values science and technology, and that's the culture that innovates. And in the 21st century, innovations in science and technology are the foundations of tomorrow's economy”. He also revealed that he believed that research on Mars and its climate might help us better understand our own and help us in the fight against climate change.


There are a lot of tech gadgets that have their origins rooted in space technology. These tech gadgets were first developed for use in space. The space exploration program has led to the invention of a lot of tech gadgets and some of them have become available and very useful to the public. Since the 1960s, these tech gadgets have started becoming things that people use in their day-to-day life. Some of this tech gadgets include mobile phone cameras, Artificial Limbs, Memory Foam, Water Purifier, Scratch Resistant Lenses, Invisible Braces, Adjustable Smoke Detectors, Satellite TV, Space Blankets, Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Model rockets, Wireless Headphones, GPS, Wireless Speaker Dampers and Embedded Web Technology.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

World renowned astrophysicists. 


According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, an example to show that Space exploration is a force of nature is when you go into a classroom and ask some students in eight grades “who want to be an aerospace engineer so you can design an airplane 20 percent more fuel-efficient than the one your parents flew?” you might not get the reply you are looking for but when you ask “Who wants to be an aerospace engineer to design the airplane that will navigate the rarefied atmosphere of Mars?” you will start seeing the best students in the class saying that they want to look for life on Mars (aspiring Biologists), they want to study rocks on Mars (aspiring Geologists) and they want to design the next spacecraft that will travel at hyper speed and take humans to Mars and other planets (aspiring Aerospace Engineers).


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