Space Exploration: Innovations and the Quest for Knowledge

Space Exploration: Innovations and the Quest for Knowledge

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Alyssa Malloy By amalloy90 Updated Sep 16, 2014

        In July of 1958, the future of mankind was forever changed; the United States created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA. NASA, along with space programs from other countries, like Russia and China, took the topics of science fiction and made them a reality by travelling to the most distant, mysterious, and unknown of places: outer space. Now, however, the exploration of space and the resulting discovery of what our own world's history could possibly have been is being scrutinized and its necessity is being questioned. Space exploration has sparked great advances in technology, both medical and otherwise, and the progress that has been made should be allowed to continue.

            We live in a world surrounded by inventions from our fellow man, and a fair amount of those inventions are the product of NASA; there are even products that are used on a daily basis that were invented, or inspired by, NASA's research. However, the role NASA has played in th...

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