Reasons for Human Space Exploration

I posted my nine reasons for human space exploration a while back, but with all the discussion of human spaceflight lately, my friend Joe Shoer, “quantum mechanic and rocket scientist extraordinaire,” decided to do the same and posted his top five reasons for sending humans to space. His are quite a bit more detailed and well-written than mine. Here’s a teaser, but you should take a look at the full post, it’s worth reading.

[…] Second, and this can be corroborated from many sources, the spectacle of Apollo 11 mesmerized the entire world. This was perhaps the first and only (so far) event to do something like that.Several people at NASA have told me that, in their experience, foreign citizens view NASA as their space program as well! NASA serves as the single most effective program for uniting nations as human beings. Put the most contentious diplomats and statesmen in a room together, and then have an astronaut walk in; see how many of them argue with him or her!

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4 Comments on “Reasons for Human Space Exploration”

  1. Joseph Says:

    Hey Ryan, glad you liked it! That draft has been percolating through my head for a couple days now in my “spare time” while I’ve been tweaking my models of the lunar rover.

  2. Victor de Souza Magalhães Says:

    I know this comment is very far from the subject of this post,
    But i’m here in Rio at the IAU meeting and today i’ve seen a talk over MSL and its instruments and it was nice.
    They talked a little about the shooting rocks with laser spectrographer.
    They also talked about next planned missions to Mars.

  3. GUNESS ASHNA Says:

    very interesting ideas. quite cool but need to be more elaborated as exploration is wide

  4. unknown Says:

    many ideas missing! can be improved on addition of more interesting ideas so as to better help researchers really easily. but overall, nethertheless satisfied!


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