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Space Exploration really Needed?

The United States federal government should substantially increase its exploration and/or development of space beyond the Earth’s mesosphere.

Is space exploratioin really needed? Or will it benefit our society later in the future? Why or why not?

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    Jun 14 2011: The best way, the only way I can see, to ensure the survival of the species is by space colonization. So, yes exploration is crucial. Privatization is happening s that 's a plus but the government should still research. Especially when it comes to asteroids, detecting and if necessary diverting them.
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      Jun 15 2011: Great point Thomas. Governments do have a role for sure.
      For example, where a lack of incentive exists for saving the world from asteroids.

      Might also help to prevent a private company operating via decentralized network from taking over and controlling low Earth orbit? Muhaaahahaha!

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