I firmly believe that space exploration is not a waste of time and money. Firstly, in the million-year long struggle for survival on the earth, man has never been able to gain a clear and in-depth knowledge of the space with this planet in it. It is yet to be known whether we are alone, living in a safe or a dangerous place. Only by probing outer space can man find a real sense of security AND A REAL SENSE OF BELONGING… Secondly, on this blue planet, man has been toiling endlessly and tirelessly to improve his quality of life.
Through hard work, man has created abundant wealth and accumulated adequate know-how for advanced scientific research. The sources available now on the globe can provide us with the ability and the conditions to probe space with both a sensible heart and a scientific mind. Compared with man’s total wealth, money spent on space exploration is just a drop in the ocean. And in contrast to expenditures on wars found on almost every continent, the budget for exploring the unknown world is nothing but chicken feed. On the other end of the spectrum, this great event will bring enormous benefits to all mankind in the long run. And these benefits sure are too massive for estimation.
Last but not least, with the incredible speed of the development of science and technology, space exploration will become more and more efficient and time-saving. To sum up, exploring outer space is not spending time and money wantonly. On the contrary, it is man’s unshirkable responsibility.
Herbert George Wells was born on September 21, 1866 in Bromley, England, the last of four children. His mother was a house cleaner and his father was a shopkeeper. When he was eight years old, he broke his leg, spent a lot of time reading, and discovered an intense interest in books. At the age of thirteen, his father was injured in an accident so Wells had to leave school and work for a draper. ...