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I believe that space activities are impacting society through…
Space travel, ever since it’s inception, has fired the minds and hearts of young souls everywhere. As the space program of various countries advance, so too does our understanding of the world we live in. Space travel and activities have had profound effects on our society as a whole.

During the early years of the 1950's to the 1970's, space travel ignited interest in worlds beyond ours, creating new scientific endeavors and quests for knowledge. Thousands of children all over the world began to quest for the adventure and thrill of space flight, giving birth to a generation of dreamers, scientists, and architects, trying out new ideas and new concepts, influenced by their childhood dreams of space exploration and science fiction battles, such as those shown in Star Wars, which started a worldwide phenomenon, equal only to that of Star Trek. Both of these franchises have created masses of loyal followers, all bent on finding a way to emulate their favorite science fiction heroes and adventures.

In the 1980's and 1990's, space travel showed how different countries could work together for scientific gain, as shown in the International Space Station, spearheaded by the United States of America, the leading forerunner of space travel today.

Indeed, as space travel continues to venture forward into the heavens, so too will society follow suit, captured in a trance of dreams and wonder at the magnificent heavens beyond our small planet.


Mr. Jordan Pelovitz
Student


 
Professional Category: Education

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