Lexi Pennsylvania

Space Exploration

Space exploration has been taking money away from the United States for many years, that is wrong. Read on to find out more about this issue.

October 11, 2016

Dear Future President,

I am writing to you because I wanted to talk to you about space exploration. Space exploration has been taking money away from schools and businesses for many years and that isn't right. To me space exploration is the discovery and exploration of celestial structures in outer space by means of continuously growing and changing space technology.

In 2011 space exploration used up about thirty-five percent of the United States of America's total spending money for academic research, which was about 18.4 billion dollars. Think about how much more money we could spend on schools, businesses, and the homeless if we spend less money on space exploration. The United States is six trillion dollars in debt to China alone. Mabey we could use some of that money to pay off our debts. Do you think that as a President of the United States that that is a problem worth fixing? Some schools don't have enough recourses for their students, therefore the students don't get to learn basic knowledge that they need. But space exploration is funded billions of dollars, yearly and the people who work their get to continue to learn things that are not totally necessary. For some people that is fair, but for the students it is completely unfair. Space exploration also used up .5 of the United States of America's 3.4 trillion federal budget during 2011, considering all of the people that need help, that should not happen.

As a President I believe that you should try to cut down on the space exploration budget, or just cut down on space exploration itself. It might not seem like much, but for the people of our country it would help out so much.