The Importance of Space Research
by A.R. Neal
Ask anyone why exploring and researching space is important, and the number of answers would likely exceed the number of people in this galaxy. Two major entities tasked with space research offer views as to why such exploration is important.
The European Space Agency (ESA) scientists suggest that one of the best ways to understand things that make the planet function is to examine comets, asteroids, moons, other planets, and space events like solar storms. ESA’s projects include investing in the science of space research, which provides economic stimulus in the form of jobs and industries that relate to the technologies–like spacecraft, telescopes, microscopes, and computers–that make it all work. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) leaders have identified similar goals, such as… continue reading in the Fall 2019 issue.