Space Exploration

Space Exploration - Christopher Brock Is space exploration...

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Christopher Brock November 14, 2002 Is space exploration worth the risks and costs? “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The words spoken by Neil Armstrong as he placed the first footsteps on the Moon defined one of the greatest historical achievements in the history of humankind. When the United States put a man on the Moon over thirty years ago, it signified a transformation into the Space Age. The benefits of space exploration are too numerous to list, and they far outweigh the bad. The technology invented by N.A.S.A. for the space shuttle program has been applied to all aspects of science, nature, and society. In the medical field, N.A.S.A. stumbled upon an alternative to having a heart transplant. The discovery of “a miniaturized ventricular-assist pump has been successfully implanted into several people. Initially called the NASA/DeBakey heart pump, it is based in part on technology used in space shuttle fuel pumps.” (Watson) The cartography of the Earth has benefited greatly due to space exploration. “The Shuttle
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course ENGL 1101 taught by Professor Elenbaas during the Fall '07 term at GCSU.

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