May 30, 2018 at 5:58 pm #194674
The money spent by governments on space programmes would be better spent on vital public services such as schools and hospitals.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In some countries, governments spend large amounts of money on space exploration projects. I completely agree with the idea that these are a waste of national budget, and the funds should be allocated to public services.
There are many reasons why space programs should be abandoned. Firstly, space missions are always extremely expensive to train scientists and other staff involved with these projects. Besides, facilities and high-tech equipments also come at a huge cost to the governments. Secondly, space programs do not benefit normal people in our daily lives, and space travel only vanity projects inspite of being invested considerably. Finally, many missions to space fail completely because the smallest technological error can also cost astronauts their lives. For example, the Challenger space shuttle disaster showed us that travelling to space is extremely dangerous and it is not worth the risk.
In my opinion, the money spent by governments should go to vital public services instead. It can be seen that money used to train doctors, teachers, police and even public service workers is much smaller than cost on the space exploration programs, while all individuals can bring more certain benefits to the community and society. Furthermore, if governments reallocated the money spent on space discovery, many thousands of people could be lifted out of poverty or given a better quality of life when more and more employment projects, hospitals and schools would be made from this action.
In conclusion, governments’ budget should be invested in vital public services to help all members of society, instead of spending money on space exploration programs that do not have any real benefits of their everyday lives.
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May 31, 2018 at 8:52 pm #195015
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