1. Using the debatable position assigned to you (for or against the topic) debate for or against committing this amount of our national expense toward space exploration.
2. Create your well supported response to the discussion board topic in a separate file and upload (attach) this response to the discussion thread you create.
3. A minimum of two paragraphs are required for this initial posting.
4. Include references for supporting information – a minimum of one reference must be used. A website such as citefast.com makes it very easy to put your references in correct form. At
citefast.com, choose APA style and fill in the information that you have reasonably available.
Debate Assignment: During June of 1997: Steve Wall, the Advanced Projects Design Team Leader at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, estimated that a human mission to Mars could be done for half price
when compared to the expenses related to getting to a manned on the moon and back to Earth. A half price sale seems like a bargain! But, is the anticipated 30-40 billion dollars to get a human to
Mars and back worth it?
Considering that the costs associated with getting humans to the moon in the 60’s and 70’s was about 70 billion dollars (according to S.Wall) when adjustments for inflation are made. This puts our
modern space exploration missions (the ISS and Mars) at rock bottom prices…..right?
Not all missions are so affordably priced: According to a Washing Post article in 2014 , the International Space Station has cost about 160 billion and requires 3 billion annually. NASA would like
to keep the ISS operational until 2024.