For the last decades the science has achieved an unbelievable level but space is still a big mystery for us that is why some people think that we should spend more money on research in this area while others are really concerned about the unsettled problems on the Earth.
In my opinion, there are a lot riddles of nature on our planet we should start from. Firstly, we have barely studied the oceans and forests which still keep a lot of different secrets inside. It would be better to explore our own home before trying to conquer outer space. Secondly, such ecological problems as global pollution and green houses effect need humans’ intervention as well as other global issues.
For example, thousands of people from poor countries have no access even to the basic services but the situation will change if we spend more money on its solution.
However, some people disagree, they believe space accomplishment help us to answer fundamental questions and open new opportunities to get rid of nowadays problems like destruction of nature or large scale conflicts and wars. Besides, sooner or later we will have to leave our planet for another one.
I do not agree with this point of view because the Earth is our home and it is really unique in our solar system while similar planets are incredibly far away from us and we can not say exactly if they are suitable for u. Moreover, social issues will not disappear
To sum up, humanity should focus on education, public health and morality instead of spending enormous money on space exploration.