I’m preparing to give a lecture on space exploration and its impact on society for a graduate course I’m taking. This is kind of convenient timing with all of the news related to space exploration and the unveiling of our President’s new space initiative that has been going on lately. I find it interesting that polls are representing nearly an even split between those who agree and disagree with this initiative to pursue a more aggressive approach to space exploration over the next few decades. So, I’m curious to hear the opinions of our members.
1.) Why do you think we explore space?
2.) Are you for or against space programs? Why/Why not?
3.) How do you think a space program affects society?
4.) What do you think we hope to achieve?
5.) ::EDIT:: Feel free to express opinions relating to space exploration that may not be covered under these questions.
This is by no means limited to the American space program. I am speaking of space exploration in general. Answer any or all of them, doesn’t matter to me I would just like some feedback to help me formulate ideas for my presentation and paper.