Monthly archives: January, 2016

Debate: What is the Purpose of Space Exploration? The Case for Settlement

 What is the fundamental purpose of space exploration? This question was posed to two of our SEDS-UM members who approached the question from extremely different perspectives. From their discussion, two schools of thought arose: The purpose of space exploration is the pursuit of science. The purpose of space exploration is space settlement. Below are the opening remarks…



Debate: What is the Purpose of Space Exploration? The Case for Science

 What is the fundamental purpose of space exploration? This question was posed to two of our SEDS-UM members who approached the question from extremely different perspectives. From their discussion, two schools of thought arose: The purpose of space exploration is the pursuit of science. The purpose of space exploration is colonization. Below are the opening remarks for…