Why should we explore space?

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Jen Scheer @flyingjenny

I have a serious question. When someone asks you, "Why should we explore space?" how do you answer?

29/07/2011 05:33:51 WIB
Colin Greenhalgh @OriginalColin

.@flyingjenny I always say "because we can! Human achievement at it's best."

29/07/2011 05:35:02 WIB
Craig @craigtweets1

@flyingjenny There isn't a single answer you could give to that.

29/07/2011 05:35:15 WIB
Adam Egypt Mortimer @adamegypt

@flyingjenny because we have to evolve beyond this one planet

29/07/2011 05:35:54 WIB
atasiding @atasiding

@flyingjenny for the potential to make life better on earth. Cell research, etc. That's the immediate reply.

29/07/2011 05:36:49 WIB
Brains Matter @brainsmatter

@flyingjenny "Should we do medical research or anything else that would make life better?" I try to get them to understand that its all good

29/07/2011 05:36:50 WIB
@timcorriejr

@flyingjenny "same reason we left swinging through the trees to our stupider cousins"

29/07/2011 05:37:04 WIB
Nick Evetts @2E0LUN

@flyingjenny its where the things we need for life on Earth will come from

29/07/2011 05:37:07 WIB
Pamela Marshall @pmarshallphotos

@flyingjenny Because It's as instinctive as our desire to survive in this world and to explore other possibilities to survive off world too.

29/07/2011 05:37:08 WIB
Chris Long @thebiglongy

@flyingjenny More has been gained from space exploration & space related sciences than most believe with few lives lost...the war however..

29/07/2011 05:37:11 WIB
Jen Scheer @flyingjenny

@OriginalColin Agreed. But how do we convince non-believers that it is worth the expense to go to- say Jupiter, for example?

29/07/2011 05:37:40 WIB
@timcorriejr

@flyingjenny or have them listen to that Rush 2112 song #wehaveassumedcontrol that one always makes me smile

29/07/2011 05:38:04 WIB
Jen Scheer @flyingjenny

@CraiggJ I know- that's why I'm asking lots of people. I want to see the thoughts of many.

29/07/2011 05:38:14 WIB
Chris Long @thebiglongy

@flyingjenny has cost billions & killed millions, with no advancement & a greater divide between nations. We are explorers not mercenaries.

29/07/2011 05:38:27 WIB
@timcorriejr

@flyingjenny there is a list of products we get from going to space I'll see if I can find it.

29/07/2011 05:39:09 WIB
Black Lives Matter @poppycede

@flyingjenny I wish I had a succinct answer. It evokes more emotion than words when I see that question.

29/07/2011 05:39:24 WIB
Jen Scheer @flyingjenny

@EEEO Okay, so for the resources we will need in the future.

29/07/2011 05:39:34 WIB
Lori @SciTeach81

@flyingjenny I ask them why not? Just think of everything we have learned so far, can you just imagine what we could still learn?!

29/07/2011 05:39:49 WIB
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