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Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
Benefits of Space Exploration
5 Spinoffs from the Hubble Space Telescope
What are the benefits of space exploration
I can just keeping going down the line of google links to the benefits. Energy (fusion tech), electronics (small computer chips), medical (artificial heart), physics (required equations for such travel), navigation (GPS), emergency tech (jaws of life), and the list goes ON and ON and ON. What could be gained from traveling and colonizing other planets? We have no ******* clue. The historic results of our previous endeavors can be used to predict the outcome of future possible gains: such a wide variety of fields that have experienced gains that the only certainty we have is uncertainty in what fields will grow from future exploration.
Off the top of my head? What could we gain in sustainable technology? Well I would think an extraterrestrial base that could sustain life would benefit Earth in regards to MANY forms of sustainable products: food, water, energy. We could gain long distance communication technologies that we didn't know existed. Better fuel sources from research into more efficient systems. Better and longer lasting wires, batteries, smaller chips, medical technology that can sustain life, and I mean the list goes ON and ON and ON.
The Crowd is not the sum of its parts.
So, some of us are more visionary than others. That doesn't make any of us bad. But to go to Mars will require a huge investment and planning. Christopher Columbus in space.
Why assume no resources and no air provided for? Are you just looking for an opportunity to be insulting? If so, why?