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Do we need manned space flights?

Seeing a man on the moon was one of the coolest things of the 1960's. Since then, shuttle have been sending many, many people up to complete missions. These are costly and incredibly dangerous. Are manned missions economically viable or is it more effective to focus on less expensive drone missions?

Yes, manned space flights are worth it

Manned expeditions even more costly provide an advantage towards a completely drone missions

Actually "being there" has an important psychological impact on society

Even if a drone mission can accomplish the same goals, the impact of having real astronauts on a space flight is important because it inspires and brings people together. Unmanned space flights don't have the same psychological impact.

People need to start colonizing other planets

An Extinction Level Event on Earth will not mean the end of mankind

No the complexity of space flights is too high

The cost and current obstacle are too high to envision manned expeditions

Still too many issues to be addressed with space flight

There are too many issues to be addressed from the technical & psichological issues

Space flights are not economically viable

It is difficult to think of a economic return with respect to drone expedition

No, space flights are too dangerous

The risks of a manned expedition are too high to make it viable

Probability of a space expedition failure is too high

A vast number of drone expeditions failed with the destruction of the spacecraft

The effects of a long term exposure to radiation

Astronauts will not likely be protected neither in the voyager neither in the trip nor in the permanence on a planet

Psychological effects of space travel have a lasting impact on mental health

There is a long-awaited trip to Mars scheduled for the 2030’s, but astronauts have recorded psychological challenges while in space for a shorter amount of time. Manned space flights put people at a significant health risk.

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This page was last edited on Thursday, 7 May 2020 at 14:42 UTC