Space missions-is it wastage of money? no benefit for mankind-spin offs technolo

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. pramodgokhale profile image46
    pramodgokhaleposted 6 years ago

    Space missions-is it wastage of money? no benefit for mankind-spin offs technologies.

    Indian space agency celebrated 100th rocket launch, NASA's successful Mars probe.The critique say that this is wastage of funds, better utilize for human development.Usually they have jargon ,big boys and their toys, duel use technologies for military applications ,Clock can not be turned back.
    Our everyday life can not afford to work without satellite communication, Internet.
    There are many spin-offs from space missions,many technologies were transferred to industry, Indian doctors demonstrates live operations to viewers, tele medicine advice via satellite
    Space missions are beneficial.

  2. jessefutch profile image55
    jessefutchposted 6 years ago

    Just consider all of the innovations that were created by a space program directly: satellites, cell phones, memory foam, super glue, photovoltaic cells (solar panels), vacuum cleaners, Firefighter breathing equipment, much of the green living technology, freeze dried meals, modern baby food, lasers used in many operations including heart surgery, life support, LED lighting and MANY more (The Independent, UK Magazine). I would say that the innovation and "human development" created by the modern space programs are more advanced than ones that may have been created in a world without space travel. A possible future for our space programs now include terraforming, which will allow us to create an atmosphere on an alien planet and possibly inhabit it (at the very least farm and cultivate it). Is it expensive, absolutely. Is it a waste, definitely not.

  3. Peggasuse profile image85
    Peggasuseposted 6 years ago

    Acquiring knowledge is never a waste of money....

  4. Alexander Mark profile image84
    Alexander Markposted 6 years ago

    I don't believe it's a waste when we consider all the helpful technology we enjoy, but my only concern is that our culture is not only unimaginably intertwined with technology, but that technology is changing our perception of morality. Ultimately, technology is a tool for good that can be abused, but has also made life better for those who have it.

    More than all that, it is necessary for the survival of any nation to branch out and explore new opportunities, whether it is space and science or art or creating a stable enough economy to aid the less fortunate, or advancing the medical field or growing into a more powerful economy and so on. No business or person can prosper if they do not grow in some way, and the same is true for America. This is one reason space operations are natural and necessary.

  5. lburmaster profile image84
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    I don't view it as a waste. We are learning about the world around us. Because of space missions we have satalites, internet, computers, etc.

  6. whonunuwho profile image74
    whonunuwhoposted 6 years ago

    The space program is beneficial and still has to b e regulated in its developing of the research programs.It is extremely expensive and at times human needs require more earthly attention than that of space exploration. It is dependent upon our needs at the time and how we utilize the appropriate money available and not do any one thing to excess, as times so call for the appropriate attention given to each need. There are other needs such as exploring inner space(oceans and the benefits that it affords).Mankind will forever be attracted to solving mysteries and answers to the most extreme sources available, such as that of space exploration. Some day our very survival may depend upon what we find in space as a sanctuary, perhaps, for the survival of our species.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)