Space Exploration Essay

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Caleb Vaughn
2nd Pd English

Space Exploration
Space Exploration is an interesting part of today’s society. There are kids across the world with lifelong dreams of becoming an astronaut. Although many may think space exploration is a great thing and we should keep progressing in it, space exploration is a waste of time because of the medical effects to crew members, the countless money we spend on it, the environmental effects, and the dangers of the unknown universe.
The medical effects space exploration has on crew members in space are endless. First the crew members’ prolonged exposure to reduced gravity environments can cause bone loss, increased loss of bone materials, increased chances
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At the beginning of the 21st century, the transition reached a stage where fossil fuels, notably petroleum, are dominant. Out of the world’s total power production, 87.1% is derived from fossil fuels. How our activity leads to climate change. When we extract and burn fossil fuels such as coal or petroleum, we cause the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat­trapping "greenhouse gases" into the atmosphere. Though natural amounts of CO2 have varied from 180 to 300 parts per million (ppm), today's CO2 levels are around 400 ppm. That's
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1.2 million barrels per day. Technological innovations, such as more efficient engines and better aerodynamics, have led to a continuous improvement of the energy efficiency of each new generation of aircrafts. While ship and truck engines are adaptations of