In the past 20 years, the US’ Space Program launched 3 million pounds of cargo and transported more than 600 passengers and pilots all in aid of space exploration. Cumulatively, they spent more than three years in flight and logged more than 366 million miles. While no one can deny that exploring space is cool, many people believe it to be pointless. Some believe that the money spent on space exploration could be better spent here on Earth. However, exploring planets outside of our own has more benefits than you may realise.
Originally published on Youth Time Magazine. Read it here.